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- The Georgia Peanut Commission is urging all farmers to take action on a recent letter received from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) asking for verification of a farm’s acreage history. Failure to review the letter and respond could potentially mean a loss of any potential funds available for farmers. View press release.

- At the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City, Florida, the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness (NCPC) officially launched the “Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator.” The NCPC developed the calculator to assist producers in developing farm strategies and decisions based on their individual needs.
View press release.
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Download Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator.

- The Georgia Peanut Commission board of directors unanimously approved a motion opposing the sharing of grower-funded technology with other countries in direct competition with domestically produced peanuts. The motion was approved during the July 25, 2014, board meeting held at Panama City Beach, Florida, during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. View press release.

- Southern Peanut Farmers Federation opposes changes in 2014 Farm Bill. View the letter.

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The Georgia Peanut Commission promotes peanuts each year through the Georgia Peanut Bank Week held in October. >> Learn more about Georgia Peanut Bank Week


2014 UGA Peanut Update

The University of Georgia Peanut Team produces a Peanut Update every year for growers. The update provides information for the 2014 production season focusing on marketing, replant decisions, peanut breeding, insect management, disease update, Peanut Rx and weed control. The publication is made possible through funding from the Georgia Peanut Commission. View the update . . .

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Georgia Peanut Tour

The 28th Annual Georgia Peanut Tour is set for September 16-18, 2014, in the Savannah, Georgia area. The tour includes a cross section of field conditions, peanut harvest clinics, production research at the University of Georgia Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville, Savannah Port, Vidalia Valley in Lyons, peanut handling and grading facilities and on-farm demonstrations. View tour info.