USPF Supports Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024

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May 20, 2024, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Peanut Federation (USPF) sent a support letter today to The Honorable G.T. Thompson, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture in regards to the Farm Bill. The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture is scheduled to markup the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 on Thursday, May 23 … Read More

U.S. Peanut Federation Travels to Washington, D.C. for Spring Fly-In

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March 8, 2024, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives from the U.S. Peanut Federation (USPF) traveled to Washington, D.C. this week for their annual Spring Fly-In. During the trip, USPF representatives met with key members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, as well as senior agricultural staff to discuss issues facing the peanut industry today. The USPF Fly-In is … Read More

Peanut Leadership Academy Class XIII hosts first session

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Jan. 31, 2024, TIFTON, Ga. – Twenty-seven peanut growers and sheller representatives from across the Southeast, Arkansas, Texas and the Virginia-Carolina area began Class XIII of the Peanut Leadership Academy Jan. 8-11, 2024, in Savannah, Georgia. The Peanut Leadership Academy is hosted by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and is a cooperative effort between Syngenta Crop Protection, the American Peanut … Read More

U.S. Congress Passes Stop-Gap Funding Bill: Includes Farm Bill Extension

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Nov. 17, 2023, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate voted this week to approve a short-term funding bill, avoiding a November 17 government shutdown. The funding legislation, which was proposed by Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA), funds the government by setting up two deadlines. The first January 19th deadline covers agencies under … Read More

USPF Participates in Washington, D.C. Event for Worldwide Hunger

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Oct. 20, 2023, WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Peanut Federation (USPF) Chairman Jamie Brown travelled to Washington, D.C. this week to attend meetings and events centered around worldwide hunger and peanut nutrition initiatives. The U.S. Peanut Federation partnered with other global hunger advocacy groups to host a reception for congressional members and staff in the U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearing … Read More

Applications are now being accepted for Peanut Leadership Academy Class XIII

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Aug. 16, 2023, TIFTON, Ga. – Applications are now being accepted for Class XIII of the Peanut Leadership Academy. To be eligible for participation, candidates must derive their primary livelihood from farming and currently produce peanuts, make a commitment to the program, agree to attend all sessions except in times of illness or a family emergency, be between the ages … Read More

U.S. Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill

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Dec. 23, 2022, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Congress has passed the $1.7 trillion Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 consists of all 12 FY23 appropriation bills, including the $25.5 billion Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill. Included in the bill are peanut provisions proposed by U.S. … Read More

U.S. Peanut Federation Testifies at U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing focusing on Agricultural Trade

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 9, 2022 – The U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, held a hearing June 9, 2022, on “Agricultural Trade: Priorities and Issues Facing America’s Farmers.” Representing the U.S. Peanut Federation, Karla Baker Thompson with JET Farms Georgia and Integrity Farms of Camilla, Georgia, presented testimony on the export market for peanuts and some … Read More

Peanut Farmers Donate Over 10,000 Jars of Peanut Butter to Capital Area Food Bank During USPF Washington, D.C. Fly-In

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2022 – The United States Peanut Federation (USPF) combined advocacy with service during their Spring 2022 Washington D.C. Fly-in. The Georgia Peanut Commission in conjunction with USPF proudly partnered with Peanut Proud, the peanut industry’s humanitarian relief organization, to donate 10,080 jars of peanut butter to serve the Nation’s Capital and surrounding area. The delivery of … Read More