Growers Info

Peanut Revenue Insurance Workshop set for Jan. 15
There will be a Peanut Revenue Insurance Workshop following the Georgia Peanut Farm Show, Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Small Auditorium at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Representatives from the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness and AgriLogic will be on hand to provide key information on the program, new features on quality and replanting, and provide a comparison to the old program. The new peanut crop insurance program became available for the 2015 crop year. The program will enable peanut farmers for the first time to insure against a combination of both yield and price risk through a federally subsidized revenue-based crop insurance program for peanuts. AgriLogic Consulting, LLC in conjunction with the Georgia Peanut Commission and the Western Peanut Growers developed the new policy in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA). With the new peanut crop insurance program, growers will have many more insurance options for their crop in 2015 and will be able to better manage risk in growing peanuts.
View the press release: New peanut policy introduced for farmers
View more details on the Peanut Crop Insurance program in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer
Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference set for January 15
Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 39th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 15, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peanut farmers and those involved in the peanut industry will be able to learn more about the latest products, services and peanut research at the 2015 Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference.
View the press release
2015 University of Georgia Peanut Update
The University of Georgia Peanut Team produces a Peanut Update every year for growers. The update provides information for the 2015 production season focusing on marketing, replant decisions, peanut breeding, insect management, disease update, Peanut Rx and weed control. The publication is made possible through funding from the Georgia Peanut Commission.
Download the 2015 Peanut Update.
National Center for Peanut Competitiveness releases "Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator"
At the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City, Florida, the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness (NCPC) officially launched the “Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator.” The annual conference brings growers from across the Southeast for three days of educational sessions focusing on production, research, marketing, industry issues and legislative issues.
View the press release
Calculator Instructions
Download the Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator
Farm Bill Update
USDA has launched a 2014 Farm Bill website that provides updates on the implementation progress. The new Farm Bill will allow USDA to continue record accomplishments on behalf of the American people, while providing new opportunity and creating jobs across rural America. It will enable USDA to further expand markets for agricultural products at home and abroad, strengthen conservation efforts, create new opportunities for local and regional food systems and grow the biobased economy. It will provide a dependable safety net for America's farmers, ranchers and growers. It will maintain important agricultural research, and ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all Americans.
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Rotation Analysis
Marshall Lamb, research director of the National Peanut Research Laboratory, created this presentation, "Rotation Analysis in 2014 and beyond."
Download the presentation.
2014 Farm Bill Information
- The Senate has approved the conference report on H.R. 2642, the farm bill, with a vote of 68-32. The bill will go to the President for signature later this week. read more . . .

- The National Center for Peanut Competitiveness released a chart comparing the 2013 U.S. House Farm Bill, 2013 U.S. Senate Farm Bill, and 2014 Conference Farm Bill. View the chart.

- The National Center for Peanut Competitiveness has been working to provide peanut growers with information pertaining to how the 2014 Farm Bill effects the peanut industry. NCPC released an outline of the base portion of the Farm Bill. Download info.

- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 251 to 166 on Jan. 29, 2014. The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation supported the 2014 Farm Bill. read more . . .
Georgia Peanut Commission 2013 Fall Activity Report
The Georgia Peanut Commission has been working on the farmer's behalf this fall promoting peanuts through a variety of events. View the full report by watching this presentation below. Select the left and right arrows to go forward and back in the presentation.
Georgia Peanut Crop Progress Report
Crop progress reports are generally issued weekly during the growing season, and they contain information on plantings, growing, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. The data, summarized by crop and by state, are republished along with any revisions in the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. read more . . .
is the newest web site developed by the Georgia Peanut Commission. The site allows farmers to have direct contact to legislative activities in Washington, D.C. Peanut farmers are encouraged to check out the site today and take action by writing their member of Congress.