Celebrating 20 Years of Southern Peanut Growers Conference

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The 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 19-21, 2018 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. In addition to the conference sessions, the event focuses on the family by offering family activities and a golf tournament. Farmers are … Read More

Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

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TIFTON, Ga., – Congress cleared a budget agreement and disaster-aid package that has a significant impact on farmers for the 2018 crop year. The budget agreement passed the House by a vote of 240 to 186 and passed the Senate by a vote of 71 to 28. The President has also signed the legislation. The legislation includes $90 billion in … Read More

Rogers Testifies to U.S. Senate Ag Committee that Peanut Provisions in Farm Bill Work

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Meredith McNair Rogers, a more than 20-year veteran farmer from Camilla, Georgia, testified today before the Senate Agriculture Committee that the peanut provisions included in the 2014 Farm Bill and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program work for farmers and consumers – and must be preserved in the next farm bill. In her testimony, Rogers, who testified on … Read More

SPFF launches ‘Peanut Program Works’ website and video

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DOTHAN, Ala. – The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today launched a campaign website, www.PeanutProgramWorks.com, and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill and highlight its importance to farmers, their families and communities. The website, through a series of farmer profiles, an informational video and fact points, demonstrates how so many … Read More

SPFF applauds U.S. House Ag Committee Listening Session

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee who held a listening session today about the 2018 Farm Bill. “I’m pleased Chairman Conaway was in Florida today and wanted to hear directly from peanut farmers,” said Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission and … Read More

McMillan testifies during U.S. House Ag Committee hearing on farm bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tim McMillan, farmer from Enigma, Georgia, testified today in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the next farm bill. In his testimony, McMillan says, “If the PLC program had not been in place, I am afraid many farms in the Southeast would no longer … Read More

U.S. peanut industry donates 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. peanut industry donated more than 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 21, 2017. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. The donation … Read More

Focus on Surviving Another Farm Bill at #2016SPGC

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It may seem like the last farm bill process just ended, because it did only two years ago, but already farm state legislators and agricultural organizations are looking ahead to starting the 2018 Farm Bill negotiations. “We’re wrapping up with the 2014 farm bill as far as any regulations that were outstanding and now we’re moving into prep for the … Read More

House Ag Chairman Addresses #2016SPGC

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Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) addressed the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference, stressing the importance of preparing now for the 2018 Farm Bill. “My goal is, as is the goal of every ag chairman, is to get it done before the current one expires, not have to have short term extensions and all the drama that goes along with that, said … Read More

Trade Opportunities with China

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Earlier this year, a group of peanut industry representatives including Bob Parker of the National Peanut Board and Don Koehler with the Georgia Peanut Commission visited China on a trade mission organized by the American Peanut Council. Bob and Don gave an overview of the challenges and opportunities they found in the most populous country in the world during the … Read More