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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Sept. 9 that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019.
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USDA Opens 2019 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Program

Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020.
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USDA releases details for second round of trade mitigation

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more details on the support package that includes $16 billion for American farmers and ranchers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals.
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Georgia Peanut Bank Week set for October

The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 14-18, 2019, to promote the 43rd annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s 4,500 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies.
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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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Georgia Peanut Tour

The 33rd Annual Georgia Peanut Tour is set for Sept. 17-19, 2019, in the Cordle, Georgia area. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and utilization.    

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