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New peanut revenue policy introduced for farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The new policy approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors, on Thursday, Sept. 19, offers a new revenue based insurance coverage, previously not available for peanut growers. The USDA’s Risk Management Agency will now be able to make the program available to producers for the 2015 crop and will allow producers to ensure not only against yield loss but also against reductions in revenue.
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Georgia Peanut Commission reminds farmers to verify acreage history at local FSA office
The Georgia Peanut Commission is urging all farmers to take action on a recent letter received from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) asking for verification of a farm’s acreage history. Failure to review the letter and respond could potentially mean a loss of any potential funds available for farmers.
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National Center for Peanut Competitiveness releases "Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator"
At the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City, Florida, the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness (NCPC) officially launched the “Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator.” The annual conference brings growers from across the Southeast for three days of educational sessions focusing on production, research, marketing, industry issues and legislative issues.
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Calculator Instructions
Download the Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator
Georgia Peanut Commission opposes the sharing of grower-funded technology with producers in other countries
The Georgia Peanut Commission board of directors unanimously approved a motion opposing the sharing of grower-funded technology with other countries in direct competition with domestically produced peanuts. The motion was approved during the July 25, 2014, board meeting held at Panama City Beach, Florida, during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference.
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Georgia Peanut Tour set for September
The Georgia Peanut Tour will be held Sept. 16-18, 2014 in the Savannah, Ga. area. The tour will spotlight the East part of Georgia's peanut production area. The tour includes a cross section of field conditions, peanut harvest clinics, production research at the University of Georgia Research & Education Center in Midville, the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, grading facilities and on-farm demonstrations.
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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation opposes changes in 2014 Farm Bill
The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation (SPFF) joined other farm organizations in signing  a letter encouraging lawmakers to oppose all amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that may harm the new 2014 Farm Bill law.
View the letter that was sent to all United States House members.
Southern Peanut Growers Conference
The 16th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 24-26, 2014, at the Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Fla.The three-day event provides farmers an opportunity to learn more about the industry and issues affecting them while also enjoying a relaxing time at the beach. In addition to the conference sessions, the event focuses on the family by offering a ladies program and a golf tournament.
View the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation website for more conference information.
Farm Bill Update
USDA has launched a 2014 Farm Bill website that provides updates on the implementation progress. The new Farm Bill will allow USDA to continue record accomplishments on behalf of the American people, while providing new opportunity and creating jobs across rural America. It will enable USDA to further expand markets for agricultural products at home and abroad, strengthen conservation efforts, create new opportunities for local and regional food systems and grow the biobased economy. It will provide a dependable safety net for America's farmers, ranchers and growers. It will maintain important agricultural research, and ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all Americans.
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Rotation Analysis
Marshall Lamb, research director of the National Peanut Research Laboratory, created this presentation, "Rotation Analysis in 2014 and beyond."
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Georgia Peanut Commission increases funding for research projects
The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $293,780 in new research project funding for the 2014-15 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 28 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia and USDA Agricultural Research Service.
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2014 University of Georgia Peanut Update
The University of Georgia Peanut Team produces a Peanut Update every year for growers. The update provides information for the 2014 production season focusing on marketing, replant decisions, peanut breeding, insect management, disease update, Peanut Rx and weed control. The publication is made possible through funding from the Georgia Peanut Commission. read more . . .
2014 Farm Bill Information
- The Senate has approved the conference report on H.R. 2642, the farm bill, with a vote of 68-32. The bill will go to the President for signature later this week. read more . . .

- The National Center for Peanut Competitiveness released a chart comparing the 2013 U.S. House Farm Bill, 2013 U.S. Senate Farm Bill, and 2014 Conference Farm Bill. View the chart.

- The National Center for Peanut Competitiveness has been working to provide peanut growers with information pertaining to how the 2014 Farm Bill effects the peanut industry. NCPC released an outline of the base portion of the Farm Bill. Download info.

- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 251 to 166 on Jan. 29, 2014. The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation supported the 2014 Farm Bill. read more . . .
Georgia Peanut Commission 2013 Fall Activity Report
The Georgia Peanut Commission has been working on the farmer's behalf this fall promoting peanuts through a variety of events. View the full report by watching this presentation below. Select the left and right arrows to go forward and back in the presentation.
Georgia Peanut Commission urges timely completion of farm bill
The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, The National Cotton Council and the USA Rice Federation appreciates the continued efforts of the leaders and members of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee to complete work on a comprehensive, multi-year farm bill. The Georgia Peanut Commission, Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association and Mississippi Peanut Growers Association are all members of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation. read more . . .
Georgia Peanut Commission Research Reports
The Georgia Peanut Commission holds a Research Report Day in February annually. The 2014 report day will be held Feb. 12, 2014, at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), located on the University of Georgia Tifton campus at 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, Ga. 31793. The event provides growers and industry representatives an opportunity to hear the latest reports on research projects funded by GPC in 2013. The GPC awarded $297,500 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2013. This effort funded 22 research projects from the University of Georgia and USDA Agricultural Research Service.
View Agenda for the 2014 Research Report Day
View 2012 Research Reports.
Georgia Peanut Crop Progress Report
Crop progress reports are generally issued weekly during the growing season, and they contain information on plantings, growing, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. The data, summarized by crop and by state, are republished along with any revisions in the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. read more . . .
A review of the 2013 Georgia Peanut Tour
The Georgia Peanut Tour was held Sept. 17-19, 2013 in the Valdosta, Ga. area. The tour spotlighted South Georgia's peanut production area. The tour included a cross section of field conditions, peanut harvest clinics, production research at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Georgia Department of Agriculture Lab in Tifton, Ga., peanut handling and grading facilities and on-farm demonstrations. Review the tour online through the Georgia Peanut Tour Blog.
A review of the 2014 Georgia Peanut Farm Show
More than 2,000 producers were able to fine-tune their farming opeartions with information gained at the 38th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show held Jan. 16, 2014, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission in cooperation with the University of Georgia. read more . . .
is the newest web site developed by the Georgia Peanut Commission. The site allows farmers to have direct contact to legislative activities in Washington, D.C. Peanut farmers are encouraged to check out the site today and take action by writing their member of Congress.