Tag Archives: peanuts

Lightsey, Kilgore sentenced to prison and supervised release in salmonella case

Samuel Lightsey and Frank Kilgore, the two PCA managers at Blakely, GA, who made plea deals with the government to become prosecution witnesses at trial in exchange for reduced prison time, learned their sentences on Thursday morning. According to WALB, Samuel Lightsey will serve a sentence of 36 months, or three years, in prison and will have an… Read More »

Sentencing for PCA’s Lightsey and Kilgore set for Thursday

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant whose testimony helped prosecutors convict their boss and send him to prison for selling salmonella-tainted food will soon learn their own sentences. Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore both served as operations manager of the Blakely, Georgia, plant linked in 2009 to salmonella that sickened 714 people and was blamed for… Read More »

Three Peanut Corporation of America officials sentenced Monday

Information from Food Safety News Stewart Parnell, a second-generation chief executive of a family-owned peanut enterprise who once served on the national Peanut Standards Board, was sentenced to a 28-year prison term on Monday for a series of criminal charges that amounted to his knowing that the peanut products he was shipping were contaminated with potentially deadly Salmonella.… Read More »

Visitors from all over in SW GA for Georgia Peanut Tour

More than 150 people, representing 13 states and two foreign countries, are in the corner of Southwest Georgia for the 2015 Georgia Peanut Tour. On Wednesday, the first day tour participants were being shown around local points of interest, the tour made several stops in Decatur, Grady and Seminole counties. Among the tour delegation were a group accompanying… Read More »

Georgia Peanut Tour to make stops in Bainbridge, other Southwest Georgia farms

The twenty-ninth annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held September 15-17, 2015, and located out of Southwest Georgia at the Best Western Rose City Conference Center Inn, Thomasville, Georgia. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to  processing and utilization. Tour stops will be made in… Read More »

Georgia agronomist optimistic about Georgia peanut crop

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences A week before Georgia’s annual Peanut Tour, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort is optimistic about the state’s peanut crop. “I think the majority of the crop is above average. I think we’re going to yield very well in the irrigated crop, which… Read More »

UGA field day to feature cotton, peanuts

By Tatyana Phelps EVENT DATE: Sep. 9, 2015 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Cotton and peanut research will be featured at the University of Georgia field day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia. The Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the UGA cotton and peanut teams will host the field day, which begins at… Read More »

Top 10 Georgia peanut farmers honored at Jekkyl Island

Farmers from Seminole County and Miller County were among those farmers honored for the 2015 Georgia Peanut Achievement Awards! (See Full List Below)   By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Each of Georgia’s top 10 peanut farmers relied on University of Georgia Cooperative Extension research to produce the highest yielding crops this… Read More »

Peanut entomologist solicits help via survey

Planted peanut acreage is expected to increase in 2015. By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences TIFTON — To better sustain Georgia’s future peanut production, a University of Georgia peanut entomologist is surveying Georgia farmers. Notifications about the online survey were mailed directly to the more than 3,500 peanut producers in Georgia. The… Read More »

Peanut Proud to bring fun, good food to Blakely, GA on Saturday, March 28

The Peanut Proud Festival is an annual celebration that honors the peanut industry and what it means to our Southwest Georgia community. The all-day festival creates an experience like no other, on March 28th, from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on the Courthouse Square in Blakely, GA. Music, food, fun and dance brings together our citizens and their families,… Read More »

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day to take place at Georgia Capital

The Georgia peanut industry joins together to celebrate National Peanut Month in March TIFTON, Ga. — March is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods! The Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2015 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. The event kicks off Tuesday morning… Read More »

Ga. Peanut Farm Show coming to Tifton

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia CAES TIFTON, Ga. — The University of Georgia Tifton Campus will become the center for all things peanut for growers and industry personnel on Thursday, Jan. 15, when the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center hosts the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show. Held at the conference center for the third consecutive year, the… Read More »

Golden Peanut Changes Name to Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, Acquires Harrell Nut Company

Adds leading North American pecan processor; new name and logo reflect expanded portfolio CHICAGO – Golden Peanut Company LLC, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), announced today that it has acquired the processing facilities and certain assets of the Harrell Nut Company, one of the country’s leading processors and shellers of pecans. Reflecting the company’s… Read More »

Local industry donates peanut butter to food pantry

J.B. Sanfilippo & Son definitely Lives United and for the third year in a row has donated a one year supply of peanut butter to the Salvation Army food pantry in support of their United Way of Bainbridge-Decatur County Campaign. The donation will help to serve those in desperate need in our community. Pictured left to right are Shelly Matthews… Read More »