Category Archives: Farming

‘Very good crop’ of Georgia peanuts expected

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia – College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Georgia’s dryland peanut crop excelled this year, while irrigated fields lacked in comparison to past years, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. The result is a crop estimated to average 4,400 pounds per acre. This year, Georgia’s peanut crop is the… Read More »

Dozens of farmers visiting SW Georgia for Peanut Tour

As part of the Georgia Peanut Tour this week, the University of Georgia Peanut Team will educate attendees about peanut production. This year’s tour is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 21, and based in Albany, Georgia. “The Georgia Peanut Tour is an educational tour for nonagricultural clientele. It allows manufacturers an opportunity to bring in… Read More »




U.S. Peanut Industry Donates Over 100,000 Jars of Peanut Butter to Hurricane Harvey Relief

BLAKELY, GEORGIA The U.S. Peanut Industry is uniting to donate more than 100,000 jars of peanut butter to the survivors of Hurricane Harvey’s massive and historic flooding. The donation effort is being coordinated through Peanut Proud, a non-profit organization of the U.S. Peanut Industry, and the Texas Peanut Producers Board (TPPB). The retail value of the donation is… Read More »

S.W Georgia Farm Devastated From Pipeline Construction

The 515 miles of the Sabal Trail Pipeline have not been without much controversy – from environmentalists, organized protests, social media campaigns, and has even resulted in a few isolated arrests. The pipeline construction nears completion in it’s trek across Southwest Georgia, and the frenetic progress continues farther south into Florida, crossing over the invaluable Floridan Aquifer.  The pipeline affects… Read More »