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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Disaster Assistance Bill passes Congress

Georgia peanut farmers applaud the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the long-awaited disaster aid bill by 354-58 yesterday. The passage comes eight months after Hurricane Michael devastated portions of Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The passage has come at a critical time as farmers are in the midst of planting their 2019 crops.
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White House includes peanut growers in Tariff Mitigation Plan

Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced its plan for tariff mitigation following the unjustified retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. Standing alongside President Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House was Donald Chase. Donald is a peanut farmer from Oglethorpe, Georgia and serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Peanut Commission.
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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation supports Administration's Section 232 Tariff Removal

The U.S. Trade Representative has announced "an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries and for the removal of all retaliatory tariffs imposed on American goods by those countries."
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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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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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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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