Nominations Open for Oustanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

Nominations are open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Tifton, Georgia. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission and BASF. The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.
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Trade and Disaster Assistance Available to Georgia Farmers

Agricultural producers are facing tough times. Under the direction of President Donald Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to ensuring producers suffer minimal financial impact from the wrath of Mother Nature and trade tariffs implemented by China and others.
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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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GPC Programs

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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Upcoming Events

Georgia Peanut Farm Show

The 44th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show is set for Jan. 16, 2020, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga. The one-day event provides growers with production seminars and an opportunity to visit with more than 100 exhibitors.    

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