Sen. John Boozman Provides U.S. Peanut Policy Remarks

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During the general session, “State of U.S. Peanut Policy,” U.S. Senator John Boozman, (R-Arkansas), provided remarks with a focus on topics like infrastructure proposals, rural broadband and more. After his remarks he met with media representatives for a question and answers session and also discussed the current status of the WOTUS legislation as well as the farm bill and estate … Read More

Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Awards

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This year the Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Awards breakfast was very special. Winners were honored for both 2020 and 2021 since 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; Van Hensarling, Mid-South Region and Aaron and Glen … Read More

Peanut Proud Receives Valor Award

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This year Peanut Proud received the Valor Award sponsored by Valent. Receiving the award is Gregg Grimsley, Birdsong Peanuts, and president of Peanut Proud, pictured on the right. Presenting is John Alton, Valent. Peanut Proud was formed in 2009 and provides domestic hunger relief, emergency disaster relief and international hunger relief. Through the past 11 years Peanut Proud had donated … Read More

Preview of the 2021 Conference

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It is almost time for the 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Listen in on a preview interview of the conference with Florida Peanut Producers Association Executive Director Ken Barton. Ken starts out talking about the theme of this year’s conference, “Bringing Vision to Peanuts.” After that we go over the schedule which is similar to past conferences. Things will start … Read More

The 20th Anniversary Conference is Underway

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Yesterday the cake was cut (see video below) and this year’s Conference is officially underway. Families started rolling in as registration got started here at Sandestin Resort in Miramar Beach, FL. As always, we started the conference by interviewing each of the state executive directors about current issues, including the farm bill, trade and the state of this year’s crop. … Read More

In it for the Long Run 5K and Fun Run

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If you are in peanuts for the long run, be sure to register now to join us for the first “In it for the Long Run 5K and Fun Run” on Friday, July 24 at Southern Peanut Growers Conference. The race will begin at 6:30 am and all donations will benefit MANA Nutrition to create peanut-based ready to use therapeutic … Read More

Peanut Production Sustainability

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Production techniques and disease management were among the topics explored during a session on Production Sustainability at the 2013 SPGC. Kip Balkcom with USDA/ARS at Auburn University discussed some of the sustainable production techniques farmers are using now and could be using in the future. He says sustainable production boils down to three things, “minimize surface tillage, utilize cover crops … Read More

2010 Conference Ends On A High Note

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The conference ended with a big party featuring the music of The Tams. It was a time to do a little dancing and some peanut growers jumped right in. Please feel free to check out our photo albums with the links below. When you click on them you’ll go to the album, be able to watch the photos as a … Read More

Wrapping Up With Don Koehler

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Don Koehler, Executive Director, Georgia Peanut Commission, helped me wrap things up for the conference. As of this point in time everyone has a free afternoon before our concluding dinner this evening. I’ll be adding some photos from that event to the photo album. You can also find another set of photos taken by Joy Carter, Georgia Peanut Commission on … Read More

Show Me The Energy

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Showing farmers how to get involved in renewable energy was Steve Flick, Show Me Energy Cooperative. Steve thinks his participation on the program was a two way educational experience since he learned a lot about peanut farming while he was here. Steve says they have shown that farmers can produce renewable energy on a local level and peanut farmers in … Read More