Tag Archives: peanuts

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 »

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 »