Georgia Peanut Commission praises U.S. Senate for approving Farm Bill
Senate AG Committee Commended for Efforts
Released: June 29, 2018

TIFTON, Ga. — The U.S. Senate passed the farm bill by an 86-11 vote on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The farm bill was approved earlier in the U.S. House of Representatives and will now move forward to the conference committee.

“We are very pleased the bill is moving forward. This is a good farm bill for all peanut regions and segments of the peanut industry,” says Armond Morris, a Georgia peanut farmer and chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission. “We are very appreciative of the hard work of Georgia Senator David Perdue, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, in developing the peanut provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill.”

Chairman Morris continues, “Senator Perdue working with other peanut state members including Senators John Boozman, R-Arkansas, Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi, Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, and Doug Jones, D-Alabama, worked to prevent harmful amendments on the floor. Georgia’s rural economy depends on agriculture and peanuts are a major component of the ag economy.”

The Georgia Peanut Commission is very pleased with the peanut provisions of the farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate. The production of peanuts alone contributes approximately $2 billion to the Georgia economy. This includes thousands of jobs in Georgia’s most rural counties.

For additional information on the farm bill visit the Georgia Peanut Commission website at www.gapeanuts.com.

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