Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

This year the Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Awards breakfast at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference was twice as special as winners were honored for both 2020 and 2021 because last year’s conference was canceled. Pictured first are the 2020 winners who attended the breakfast. The winners were: Mark, Tim and Michael Mullen, Lower Southeast Region; Kirk Jones, Upper Southeast Region; …

Peanuts, SPGC

Update from Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee paid a visit to the 22nd Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference over the weekend to provide a policy update. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) discussed the current status on a number of issues important to agriculture including trade, estate taxes, climate policy, infrastructure, rural broadband, WOTUS, farm bill and more. …

Audio, Peanuts, SPGC

The #2021SPGC is Back and In-Person

Chuck Zimmerman

Peanut growers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi are gathered together again live and in-person for their annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference at Panama City Beach, Florida. After having to cancel the popular event last year due to COVID, everyone is thrilled to be back on the beach. As has been the tradition, we start off the conference by interviewing …

Ag Groups, Audio, Farming, Peanuts

ZimmCast 674 – Live Event Previews – Tech Hub & SPGC

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

Ag Groups, Audio, Media, Peanuts, ZimmCast

Preview of 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The recent rains in the southeast have made field work challenging for peanut growers. In a preview interview for the upcoming Southern Peanut Growers Conference with Florida Peanut Producers Association Executive Director Ken Barton, that’s one of the the things we talked about. Last year the conference was canceled to this year and it is a go in Panama City …

Ag Groups, Audio, Peanuts

Secretary Perdue Tours Hurricane Sally Damage

Cindy Zimmerman

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. “What I’ve seen is crops that have probably been cut in half,” said …

Audio, Cotton, Ethanol, Peanuts, Pork, USDA

Peanut Industry Forms United States Peanut Federation

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Peanuts

Important Info About PPP for Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Peanuts

Heliae and R.W. Griffin Team Up for Georgia Soil Health

Cindy Zimmerman

Appropriately on World Soil Day, Heliae® Agriculture announced a partnership with the R.W. Griffin family of companies to drive soil health in Georgia and North Florida. R.W. Griffin, one of the largest fertilizer retailers in Georgia, has become one of the company’s official distributors for the southeast region. Griffin Evans, Chemical and Seed Director for R.W. Griffin says, “We are …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Cotton, Peanuts, Soil

33rd Georgia Peanut Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

Like peanuts? Consider taking a tour next year in Georgia. Here’s a recap of this year’s Georgia Peanut Tour. The thirty-third annual Georgia Peanut Tour was held Sept. 17-19, 2019, in Cordele, Georgia, and the surrounding area. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and …

Ag Groups, Peanuts