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

Farm Bill Fight Over Base Acres Expected

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently voted to request that Congress require a mandatory base acre update in the upcoming farm bill reauthorization, a proposal which is causing a lot of concern both in Washington DC and around the countryside. “This was new, certainly surprising to us and a lot of other commodities,” said Bob Redding, during his annual … Read More

Thanks to all the SPGC Sponsors

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The Southern Peanut Growers Conference is able to offer such a great program because of the amazing sponsors who make it possible. Once again, FMC sponsored the family entertainment Friday night for all the mateys on the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise. All the kids loved singing pirate songs, swabbing the deck, having sword fights, and finding treasures. FMC is one of … Read More

Strengths of Precision Agriculture for Peanuts

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Dr. Simer Virk, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension precision agriculture specialist, has been working on precision agriculture applications in peanuts for the past five years and he told the Southern Peanut Growers Conference that he sees a lot of promise in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance peanut production. “Artificial intelligence in agriculture is already picking up,” said … Read More

Farm Press 2023 Peanut Efficiency Award Winners

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Once again this year, the Farm Press 2023 Peanut Efficiency Award winners were honored at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. The winner from the Lower Southeast states was Ryan Jenkins of Jay, Florida who farms 2,000 non-irrigated acres of peanuts, cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat and oats. Jenkins encouraged all peanut farmers to participate in the award program, if only for … Read More