■ The Georgia Peanut Commission and Southern Peanut Farmers Federation join other ag organizations in comments to USDA on the proposed "actively engaged" definition.
▶ Click here to view the comments.
■ The University of Georgia Extension Entomology Program is conducting a survey of peanut growers regarding pest problems in Georgia. The answers provided by Georgia growers will help the UGA Peanut Entomology Program improve the management of important pests like burrower bug and lesser cornstalk borer. Every peanut grower who responds can enter to win a Stihl MS291 chainsaw.
▶ Click here to take the survey
■ National Center for Peanut Competitiveness Decision Aids
▶ Peanut Farmer's Effective Price & Government Payments for Peanuts Calculator - Download
▶ Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator
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■ USDA implements 2014 Farm Bill provision to limit payments to non-farmers
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▶ View Actively Engaged and Payment Limits Fact Sheet
■ USDA provides one-time extension of deadline to update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC programs. View press release.
■ The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers in 2015. View press release.
The Georgia Peanut Commission awarded $318,780 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2014. This effort funds 28 research projects from the University of Georgia and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. View the reports.
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. View the update . . .
The Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 23-25, 2015, at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia. Click here for conference and registration information.
The Georgia Peanut Bank Week will be held Oct. 12-16, 2015, at banks across the state. Click here for additional info on how your local bank can participate.