Arkansas Congressman at SPGC

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In keeping with a fine tradition of bringing outstanding farm state lawmakers to the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, this year we were honored to hear from Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas, a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Crawford talked about the struggles in getting a farm bill finally passed this year and his belief that it should be called … Read More

Market Trends – Numbers and China

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The first general session at the 2014 Southern Peanut Growers Conference took a long term look at peanut markets and one word was mentioned by all the speakers – China. George Lovatt with Lovatt and Rushing peanut brokerage company talked numbers, the most important of which for farmers are prices – which are down – and acreage, which is up. … Read More

Updates from Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi

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Every year we get an update from the executive directors of each of the state peanut organizations involved in the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. We already heard from Florida, so here are the rest of the group. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is under new management this year, as Randy Griggs retired at the end of last year after leading … Read More

Randy Griggs Gets Valor Award

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The recently semi-retired executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers was surprised to be honored with the annual Valent Valor Award at the kick off of the 16th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach. “I like to know what’s going on and all the details and this is something I sort of missed,” said Randy after receiving … Read More

Peanut Growers Welcome to Florida

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The sun is shining and Panama City Beach is beautiful as peanut growers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi are arriving today for the 16th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference. A record number of attendees are expected at this conference that just keeps getting better every year. Florida Peanut Growers Association executive director Ken Barton says it’s a pleasure to … Read More

Rock Around the Clock at SPGC 2014

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Pack your poodle skirt and your leather jacket when you head to Panama City Beach for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference because we will be having a good old fashioned sock hop on Saturday night! Entertainment for the evening, sponsored by Syngenta, features a blast from the past with Rocky & the Rollers. This band will have you up and … Read More

SPGC Heading to PCB!

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The peanut gallery is heading to PCB once again! The 16th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 24-26 at the gorgeous Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers an opportunity to learn more about the industry and important issues while also enjoying a relaxing time at the beach. In addition to … Read More