Valent Presents the Valor Award

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Valent USA presented its Valor Award at the Southeast Peanut Growers Conference, recognizing an individual or group that has made significant contributions to the peanut industry. This year’s recipient is the American Peanut Shellers, an association that is celebrating 100 years of history in 2019. “They’ve been a partner with so many different groups and they’ve been creative and innovative … Read More

Look and Listen to 2019 SPGC

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We are doing feature posts on all of the content we gathered at the 21st Southern Peanut Growers Conference, but here are links to everything. 2019 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Photo Album Audio/Interviews State Peanut Grower Execs Interview with Jacob Davis, Alabama Peanut Producers Association Interview with Ken Barton, Florida Peanut Producers Association Interview with Don Koehler, Georgia Peanut Commission … Read More

The Rise of Peanuts as a Superfood

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A “superfood” is considered to be a nutrient-rich food that is beneficial for health and well-being, so peanuts naturally qualify, and that is something super important for farmers and the industry. Samara Sterling, Ph.D., director of research for The Peanut Institute, says, “When you compare peanuts to kale, it’s a stark difference in terms of the amount you need to … Read More

Georgia Congressman Addresses 2019 SPGC

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Georgia Republican Congressman Drew Ferguson spoke to the 2019 Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Ferguson represents the third district of Georgia, southwest of Atlanta, and serves on the House Ways and Means committee. The congressman discussed trade issues, disaster aid, rural broadband and the crazy that is Washington DC these days. Listen and watch below. … Read More

Peanuts on Parker’s Plate

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One way that self-described “culinary goddess” Parker Wallace gets her groove on in the kitchen is with peanuts. Author of Parker’s Plate and lover of food, Wallace was on the first general session panel at the 2019 SPGC about “Peanuts Rise to Superfood.” After that, she was “Entertaining with Peanuts” on the spouse program where she showcased her Thai Quinoa … Read More

Update from State Peanut Groups

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How does this year’s peanut crop look in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi? We asked the execs for an update. Jacob Davis is the new guy this year, just starting as executive director for the Alabama Peanut Producers Association on May 1. He says there is some discrepancy in the amount of acreage this year – somewhere between 150,000 and … Read More

Super Farmers Grow Super Peanuts

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Peanut growers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi are back on Panama City Beach this year, faster than a speeding jet ski and able to leap tall beach condos in a single bound. The 21st Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is back at the ever-popular Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida for the three-day event the provides … Read More