Setting Peanut Priorities for the Farm Bill

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Farm Bill, Peanuts, SPGC

Every farm bill gets a little more difficult to pass with an increasingly urban Congress, which is why the peanut industry needs an advocate like Bob Redding in Washington, D.C. Redding has already been involved in early farm bill preparations, such as the first House Ag Committee listening session held recently in Gainesville, Florida. Today, he will attend the Senate …

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Congressmen Talk Farm Bill at Peanut Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Bill, Government, Peanuts, SPGC

U.S. Representatives Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Austin Scott (R-GA) both shared their perspectives on the new administration, gridlock in Congress, and the outlook for a 2018 farm bill at the 2017 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Saturday. “It’s going to be a tough fight, I don’t want anybody to fool themselves,” said Rep. Rogers about getting the next farm bill passed …

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“Peanut Program Works” Website and Video Launched

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Precision, Farm Bill, Peanuts

As preparations for the 2018 Farm Bill begin, the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation (SPFF) has launched a website and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill. Through the website, SPFF aims to educate policymakers, farmers and the agriculture community about why the Peanut Program must be retained in the upcoming …

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Florida Hosts 1st House Ag Farm Bill Listening Session

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Animal, Audio, Farm Bill, Government, Peanuts

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 Ag Group, Peanuts, Video

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 Audio, Cotton, Farm Bill, Peanuts

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 Ag Day, Ag Group, Nutrition, Peanuts

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 Ag Group, Peanuts

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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Georgia Peanut Hosts Trick or Peanut Event

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Holiday, Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission will be hosting a Trick or Peanut event at the GPC office on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The event is open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. The GPC staff will be taking part by dressing up and providing peanuts and peanut butter- themed candies and treats to all visitors who stop by during …

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