The Georgia Peanut Commission - About us
About the Georgia Peanut Commission
The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peanuts was established in 1961 under the Commodities Promotion Act. The Commission conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. Funding is derived from a $2 per ton assessment on all producers. Governing the Commission is a five man elected board of peanut farmers. It is best known in the State House by its little red bags of Georgia Peanuts. Peanuts are a $2.2 billion industry in Georgia.
- Georgia farmers produced 50% of the United States’ peanuts in 2019 – more than 1.38 million tons.
- Georgia farmers harvested 660,000 acres, yielding an average of 4,200 pounds per acre.
- Georgia farmers planted peanuts in more than 74 counties in Georgia.
- Georgia has approximately 4,700 peanut farmers.
- Georgia peanuts accounted for 23% of the state’s row and forage crops income.
- Peanuts are Georgia’s Official State Crop.