2023 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 24th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 27-29 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida is a three-day event that provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. The conference is a joint meeting of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Georgia Peanut Commission, and Mississippi Peanut Growers Association. …

2022 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

2022 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 23rd Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is held July 21-23, 2022 at the Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Southern Peanut …

Verdesian Adds to Peanut Farmers’ Plant Health Options

“The Nutrient Use Efficiency People™” at Verdesian Life Sciences are delivering a plant health lineup for peanut farmers with the addition of Primacy ALPHA®, MicroSync®, and SEED+™ GRAPHITE to their peanut product portfolio of offerings. The three products complement the peanut industry staple, Primo Power CL, a standard production protocol for peanut growers and researchers, alike — and a product …

Hearing Explores Agricultural Trade Issues

Senators heard from representatives of U.S. peanut growers, dairy producers and wheat farmers Thursday during a hearing on “Agricultural Trade: Priorities and Issues Facing America’s Farmers.” Representing the U.S. Peanut Federation before the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, was Karla Baker Thompson with JET Farms Georgia and Integrity Farms of Camilla, Georgia. Thompson highlighted the decline …

2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 22nd Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is July 15-17, 2021 at the Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2021 Southern Peanut …

ZimmCast 674 – Live Event Previews – Tech Hub & SPGC

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Cindy and I have been making travel plans for work! That’s something pretty rare since early last year. So we’ve got flights scheduled, hotel reservations and conferences registered. I guess it’s kind of like riding a bike. Pretty simple list of things that are needed so it has been just like we only missed …

Secretary Perdue Visits Florida Panhandle

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took a tour of crop damage from Hurricane Sally in Alabama and Florida on Monday. He visited the Jenkins Farm in Jay, Florida and heard from farmers in the panhandle of the state who suffered damage to cotton and peanut crops. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who represents the 1st district of Florida, joined Secretary …

Peanut Industry Forms United States Peanut Federation

Peanut industry growers, shellers, and buying points have announced the formation of the United States Peanut Federation (USPF) to serve as a unified voice in Washington D.C. for all sectors of the peanut industry. USPF’s mission is to protect, promote, and improve business conditions for the peanut industry. The Federation is comprised of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, the American …

Georgia Congressmen Answer CARES Act Questions

The Georgia Peanut Commission hosted a webinar discussion on Friday with U.S. Congressmen Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and Austin Scott (R-GA) and Bob Redding, The Redding Firm, to learn more about the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law March 27. The discussion includes important information for farmers and ranchers about the Payroll Protection Program …

2019 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

“Super Farmers Grow Super Peanuts” is the theme for the 21st Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 18-20, at the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. The event includes the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the Mississippi Peanut …

Georgia Peanut Farmers Count Hurricane Michael Losses

Hurricane Michael hit Georgia agriculture right at harvest season for many crops, including peanuts, where only half of what was looking to be a pretty good crop had been harvested. The remaining 50 percent is yet to be harvested as crop conditions deteriorate and damaged peanut buying points struggle to regain power to dry and grade the peanuts. Officials with …

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FMC Georgia Field Day

FMC Agricultural Solutions held a field day at its Sparks, GA research station on October 3, hosted by the FMC technical service team with a plot tour, presentations and certification training. In particular, the FMC technical service team showcased new Lucento™ fungicide for the 2019 season and a deep dive into trial performance of the expanded FMC row and specialty …

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2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference was held July 19-21, 2018 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. The conference is the annual meeting for the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, comprised of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, the Florida Peanut Producers …

20th Southern Peanut Growers Conference Set For July 19-21

The 20th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 19-21, 2018, at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. The conference is hosted by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, which includes peanut growers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. The theme for this year’s conference, “Opportunities in Change,” plans to focus on growth opportunities and changes within …

Bayer Showcases Cotton and Peanuts

The peanut and cotton crops are looking especially good right now in Georgia and with harvest still about two weeks away farmers are hopeful Hurricane Irma will spare them. “Harvest season is always critical and you can have a great year and it all be ruined by one hurricane,” said Keith Rucker, Bayer Southeast region technical service rep, during a …