Engineering for Peanuts

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Jarret Paige is a new breed of intern working for the Georgia Peanut Commission this summer – he’s an engineering student. “Our biggest thing is collaboration between the (UGA) College of Engineering and the Peanut Commission,” said Paige at #2018SPGC. His job this summer is engineering project development, or coming up with a list of projects of interest to the … Read More

SunSouth Deere Dealers Shine at SPGC

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SunSouth Deere dealers were among those in attendance at this year’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference. SunSouth has 21 convenient locations in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. “Being involved with peanut growers is another way for us to really branch out into specialty crops, especially within our southern farmers. Our tractors, tillage tools and other units of equipment are really what these … Read More

Southern Peanut Growers Update

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Peanuts are a great source of protein and they offer a number of other health benefits. In addition to supplying peanuts to the world, growers are also helping to solve the challenge of peanut allergies that affect so many people. Through the National Peanut Board, peanut farmers have funded more than $21 million worth of research on the peanut allergy … Read More

Peanut Growers Pleased with Farm Bill Provisions

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Peanut industry lobbyist Bob Redding spoke with those gathered at this year’s 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 … Read More

Vantage South and Southeast Offer Precision Solutions

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Vantage South and Vantage Southeast both serve the peanut growing region with precision solutions and agronomic services, and both have been long-time sponsors of the SPGC. Vantage Southeast is focused on Georgia, Florida and South Carolina growing regions. Travis Kelley says their team always enjoys coming to the SPGC. “It’s been important for us,” said Kelley. “We don’t consider it … Read More

UPI Back for Seconds at SPGC

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We met UPI and Alexis Bromley last year when they were brand new to the SPGC family and they were thrilled to come back for the 20th anniversary. “It’s a great opportunity to talk to growers from several different states to see what their needs are in the marketplace,” said Bromley. The UPI portfolio for peanut growers includes Moccasin™ and … Read More

Farm Credit Keeps Peanut Farmers Farming

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Farmers rely on Farm Credit year after year and the Southern Peanut Growers Conference is fortunate to have six regional Farm Credit financial service providers as sponsors. AgGeorgia Farm Credit AgSouth Farm Credit Farm Credit of Florida Farm Credit of Northwest Florida First South Farm Credit Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Jack Hittinger with Farm Credit of Northwest Florida says peanuts … Read More

Colombo Combines Love Peanuts

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Colombo North America in Adel, Georgia has been providing the nation’s peanut farmers with a selection of peanut combines, technical service and active support since 2006 when they arrived in the U.S. as a subsidiary of Colombo Group in Brazil. With dealerships throughout the peanut belt in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Arkansas, Jonathan Fulghum says … Read More

Ask the Expert Panel at 2018 SPGC

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The panel of experts in all types of challenges facing peanut farmers is always a highlight of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. From agronomics to weather, conservation and soil fertility, insect and disease management, the experts from Georgia, Florida and Alabama land grant universities provide their insights on this season’s crop. Listen to them all here: SPGC Presentation by Dr. … Read More

BASF Marks 20 Years With SPGC

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BASF has been honored to be part of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference family for all 20 years of its existence. “The great thing about being here is so many of your good customers are right here with us,” said BASF sales rep William Reed. SPGC18 interview with William Reed, BASF 2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Photo Album