Category Archives: Georgia News

USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program because of recent winter storms and some … Continue reading

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January/February 2021 – Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The January/February 2021 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Coastal Growers Plan $87 Million Shelling Plant 2021 Peanut Variety Guidebook Winter Nursery Breeding Peanuts Go Mobile Balancing Act – Production & … Continue reading

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October/November 2020 – Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The October/November 2020 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Promoting Peanuts during a Pandemic Social Farming – Connecting consumers to the farm Virtual Field Days Offer Online Learning No Easy Fix … Continue reading

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USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

Recent Rule on Payment Limitations and Payment Eligibility Does Not Impact 2020 or 2021 Payments WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields … Continue reading

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USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21 WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to … Continue reading

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July/August 2020 – Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The July/August 2020 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Working through a Pandemic Thrive with Peanuts Harvest Guidebook USDA NASS releases Planting Acreage Report Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day set for … Continue reading

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UGA, Georgia Department of Agriculture offer critical training for pest control application online

The University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture dicamba training program, Using Pesticides Wisely 2020, will move to online delivery of the remaining sessions. Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) is a state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide … Continue reading

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Joe West named interim dean of UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Joe West, who most recently served as assistant dean of the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, has been named interim dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, effective July 1. West is a professor in the … Continue reading

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April 2020 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The April 2020 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Seed Treatment Game Changer 2020 Disease & Insect Guidebook Georgia Peanut Commission Increases Research Funding Florida Peanut Producers Association holds 45th Annual … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Commission publishes, “A Home Run for Peanuts” book

Just in time for National Ag Day, the Georgia Peanut Commission is proud to announce the release of a newly published children’s book, “A Home Run for Peanuts.” Written by South Dakota author Amanda Radke and illustrated by Minnesota artist … Continue reading

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