Peanuts as a Superfood

Cindy Zimmerman

Did you know that peanuts are a “superfood”? Well, since a “superfood” is defined as a nutrient-rich food that is beneficial for health and well-being, peanuts naturally qualify. Author of Parker’s Plate and lover of food, Parker Wallace talked about the role of peanuts as a superfood and showcased her Thai Quinoa and Peanut Salad recipe at the 2019 Southern …

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Georgia Congressman Addresses 2019 SPGC

Cindy Zimmerman

Georgia Republican Congressman Drew Ferguson spoke to the 2019 Southern Peanut Growers Conference on Saturday about a number of topics important to farmers. Elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Ferguson represents the third district of Georgia, southwest of Atlanta, and serves on the House Ways and Means committee. The congressman discussed trade issues, disaster aid, rural broadband and the crazy …

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Southern Peanut Growers Meeting in Florida

Cindy Zimmerman

“Super Farmers Grow Super Peanuts” is the theme for the 21st Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference (SPGC) in Panama City Beach, Florida this week. 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 Growers Association and the Georgia …

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Peanut Growers Pleased with Farm Bill Provisions

Cindy Zimmerman

Peanut industry lobbyist Bob Redding spoke with those gathered at the 2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference about key provisions in this year’s farm bill. Important items Redding discussed included a $535 reference price and $355 marketing loan, as well as a separate peanut payment limit. Redding also spoke about storage and handling provisions, which he called a target in this …

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AMVAC THIMET Helps Fight Tomato Spotted Wilt

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC insecticide THIMET is a tried and true organophosphate for the control of sucking pests, mites and other major insects in a wide variety of crops, including peanuts. AMVAC technical service rep Wen Carter says THIMET also helps protect against tomato spotted wilt virus. “Over the past 4-5 years we’ve seen an increase in incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus …

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New FMC Fungicide for Peanuts Coming Soon

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Agricultural Solutions joined the Southern Peanut Growers Conference family this year as a new sponsor. Regional sales rep Cindy Kurtz was pleased to attend the event and talk about what they have to offer peanut farmers, including a new fungicide with expected registration in 2019. “Lucento is going to be a fantastic product for peanut farmers in the southeast …

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FAPRI Looks at Peanuts

Cindy Zimmerman

Established in 1984 by a grant from the U.S. Congress, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) uses comprehensive data and computer modeling systems to analyze the economic impact of policy decisions on the food and agriculture industry. FAPRI director Dr. Pat Westhoff shared some of his insights on the economic impact of the farm bill at the Southern …

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The Cake is Cut at 20th #2018SPGC

Chuck Zimmerman

Cindy and I are peanut grower blogging from the Sandestin Resort in Miramar Beach, FL where peanut farmers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi have gathered for the 20th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Of course we’re taking photos, doing interviews and posting content onto the Southern Peanut Growers Conference Blog. While families were rolling in yesterday to register I …

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Southern Peanut Growers Celebrating 20 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference is celebrating 20 years this week, July 19-21 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. The gathering brings together peanut farmers and industry partners from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. In addition to the conference sessions, …

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20th Southern Peanut Farmers Conference Set

Cindy Zimmerman

“Opportunities in Change” is the theme, Sandestin Resort is the place, and July 19-21 are the dates for the 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. In addition, the event focuses on the family by offering a ladies program and a golf tournament, as well as …

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