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Georgia Peanut Commission encourages farmers to vote yes in National Peanut Board referendum

The Georgia Peanut Commission encourages all peanut farmers to vote yes in support the continuance of the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order, which authorizes the National Peanut Board. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is conducting the referendum from April 15 through May 3, 2019.
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Georgia Peanut Commission and Ag Groups Request Immediate Action for Disaster Assistance

The Georgia Peanut Commission along with 134 agriculture organizations and businesses requested immediate action to address the dire situations impacting farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural communities across the nation. The letter, mailed on April 19, was sent to President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The letter addressed the difficult year farmers have faced in 2018 and 2019 due to challenging market prices and destructive weather conditions.
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Georgia Peanut Commission increases funding for research projects in 2019

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $653,901 in research project funding for the 2019-20 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 35 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
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2019 UGA Peanut Update

The University of Georgia Peanut Team produces a Peanut Production Quick Reference Guide every year for growers. The update provides information for the 2019 production season on peanut cultivar options, planting tips, inoculant reminders, peanut rotations update, weed control, insect management, irrigation update, disease update and Peanut Rx. The publication is made possible through funding from the Georgia Peanut Commission. View the update . . .

GPC Reseach Reports

The Georgia Peanut Commission approved $653,901 to peanut research facilities in the state for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year. This effort funds 35 research projects from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. View the approved projects.

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Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 21st Annual Sothern Peanut Growers Conference is set for July 18-20, 2019, at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day conference provides farmers with the latest information on promotions, marketing and legislative issues.    

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