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2018 Farm Bill Update

The Georgia Peanut Commission continues to work on the farmer's behalf in Washington, D.C. through the legislative process of developing the 2018 Farm Bill. Through this process GPC has testified at various ag committee hearings and listening sessions with the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee and U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and met on your behalf with numerous members of Congress.
Click here for the latest Farm Bill information.


Georgia Peanut Commission referendum passes by 94 percent - highest ever

TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Peanut Commission’s 2018 referendum was held March 16 through April 16 and received reaffirmation with a vote of 94.02 percent, the highest the commission has received in its nearly 57-year existence. Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Tifton, Georgia, and GPC chairman, is proud to know his fellow peanut farmers have confidence in the commission and its activities.
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Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

TIFTON, Ga. – Congress cleared a budget agreement and disaster-aid package that has a significant impact on farmers for the 2018 crop year. The budget agreement passed the House by a vote of 240 to 186 and passed the Senate by a vote of 71 to 28. The President has also signed the legislation.
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Download NCPC's Seed Cotton Provision in Regards to Payment Yield and Generic Base Acres Fact Sheet.
Download the 2018 Seed Cotton Generic Base and Payment Yield Updating Calculator.


Southern Peanut Farmers Federation launches 'Peanut Program Works' website and video

DOTHAN, Ala. – The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today launched a campaign website, www.PeanutProgramWorks.com, and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill and highlight its importance to farmers, their families and communities. The website, through a series of farmer profiles, an informational video and fact points, demonstrates how so many peanut farmers rely on the stability brought to their market through the PLC program, which is known as the Peanut Program, and why it must be retained in the upcoming Farm Bill.
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2018 UGA Peanut Update

The University of Georgia Peanut Team produces a Peanut Update every year for growers. The update provides information for the 2018 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 awarded $523,496 to peanut research facilities in the state during the 2017-18 Fiscal Year. This effort funded 32 research projects from the University of Georgia and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. View the reports.

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Upcoming Events

Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The Southern Peanut Growers Conference is set for July 19-21, 2018, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Fla. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. Click here for more information.