Chairman Lucas Speaks to Peanut Growers

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At a very critical time during the process of getting a new farm bill passed, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee came and spoke to peanut producers attending the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach. Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK) went through the process of how his committee worked to mark up a farm bill, technically called the … Read More

First Florida Peanut Profitability Winners

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Farm Press has been presenting the Peanut Profitability Awards at the SPGC for 13 years, and this year was the first time a winner from the Southeast has come from Florida. Ross, William and James Terry of I.C. Terry Farms in Lake City are this year’s winners based on 2011 average peanut yield of 5800 pounds per acre during a … Read More

Uncontrollables That Peanut Growers Face

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Weather, water, fuel and fertilizer are the big four areas that are out of the control of any farmer when it comes to the cost of doing business. Weather is a given, but the other variables can change almost as quickly and have just as devastating an impact on the bottom line. Mark Masters of Albany State University with the … Read More

Peanuts Can Put Weight on and Help Take it Off

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It’s really a dichotomy that peanuts can help with two of the most pressing health problems in the world today – obesity and hunger. Jim Leek of JLA USA said it’s reached the point where over a third of all U.S. children are considered clinically obese, especially in the south, while children are still starving in Africa. “Peanuts are just … Read More

Valor Award Goes to to Jack DeLoney

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The annual Valent Valor award this year was presented to much-loved Southern artist Jack DeLoney. When Valent’s John Alton asked the record crowd at the opening prayer breakfast to stand if they had one of DeLoney’s paintings in their home or office, nearly the entire room stood up. That was impressive! I interviewed Jack last year here at SPGC when … Read More

SPGC Hospitality Courtesy of John Deere

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John Deere and several regional dealerships are new sponsors this year for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, providing the traditional ice cream social hospitality for the registration area. The conference is a family event for the growers who get the opportunity to mix business with pleasure. It’s always fun to go around and take photos of the adorable little ones … Read More

Ready for SPGC 2012

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The SPGC blog is ready for the 14th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference being held July 19-21, once again at the Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Fla. This will be the 5th year that the annual conference of peanut growers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi will be covered start to finish on this blog in photos, audio and … Read More