Florida Hosts 1st House Ag Farm Bill Listening Session

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The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) hosted the very first House Agriculture Committee farm bill listening session on Saturday in Gainesville, Florida. Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) presided over the first of many “Conversations in the Field” that will be held in the coming year as work on the 2018 Farm Bill is just beginning …

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Through the Eyes of a Farmer Series

Chuck Zimmerman

The Georgia Peanut Commission is showing farming from the perspective of a farmer with a video series titled, “Through the Eyes of a Farmer.” This episode features a visit with Lee Cromley, farmer from Bulloch Co. Cromley in partnership with his brother, farms cotton and peanuts. You can find more in the series on the Georgia Peanuts Facebook page or …

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Peanut and Cotton Growers Provide Farm Bill Input

Cindy Zimmerman

Peanut and cotton growers provided their input into commodity programs in the next farm bill during a hearing this week before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Georgia farmer Tim McMillan testified on behalf of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the …

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Peanut Industry Donates 30,000 Jars of Peanut Butter

Kelly Marshall

The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) in Washington D.C. received more than 30,000 jars of peanut butter on National Ag Day. The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, made up of Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Georgia Peanut Commission and Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, is working with CAFB to solve issues like chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. CAFB partners …

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Georgia Peanut Commission Supports Tornado Relief

Kelly Marshall

Victims of the South Georgia tornado have received more than 10,000 jars of peanut butter from peanut farmers across the state. The Georgia Peanut Commission made the donation through Second Harvest earlier this week and donations are still being accepted. “Peanut farmers in Georgia, through the Georgia Peanut Commission, have supported the Peanut Proud relief efforts since its inception and …

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Where’s the #Peanut Emoji?

Cindy Zimmerman

Most people who are active on social media know what an emoji is – those cute little images used in text messages, Twitter and Facebook posts. They started many years ago with the simple smiley or sad face made from the combination of colons and parentheses like this – 🙂 Now emojis are everywhere, and they’ve evolved well beyond facial …

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Bayer is into #Peanuts

Cindy Zimmerman

The recent Bayer Showcase plot tour near Dawson, Georgia showed the commitment that the company has to peanut growers. “We’re really excited that we’re just launching a new nematicide for peanuts called Velum Total,” said Keith Rucker, Bayer tech service rep for the Southeast. “We had a limited launch last year, this year is really the first full blown year …

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Marketing Peanuts to Millennials

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern Peanut Growers Executive Director Leslie Wagner and National Peanut Board Senior VP of Marketing Ryan Lepicier teamed up at the opening session of the 18th Southern Peanut Growers Conference to talk about what they are doing to market peanuts to the important millennial generation. “Those of us who have millennials in their life know that they get their information …

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