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Georgia is the number one producer of peanuts in the United States, and Georgia peanut farmers provide more than 45 percent of the U.S. peanut crop each year. Georgia peanuts produce a farm gate value of well over $600 million.

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Peanuts at UGA UGA's peanuts site features news and information about scientists, production, publications, events, weather and related links.

UGA Peanut Entomology Insect management updates for the peanut industry.

Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including crop rotation, cover crops, and other resources.

Organic Peanut Program in Georgia Information regarding organic peanut production research in Georgia and its subsequent findings.

Peanut Information Network System The Peanut Information Network System (PINS) is a Web-based system to distribute information on peanut organizations, peanut related publications and training materials.

UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Learn more about the agricultural and applied economics department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Feed the Future Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab Information about USAID-funded research focused on improving peanut production in developing countries.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

External sites

Georgia Peanut Commission Website for commission, which conducts programs in the areas of peanut promotion, research and education.

National Peanut Board Site of the NPB, a farmer-funded national program, which includes information about new products, manufacturing, nutrition, as well as recipes, educational resources and a section dedicated to growers.

The Peanut Institute Non-profit organization that supports nutrition research and develops educational programs to encourage healthful lifestyles that include peanuts and peanut products.

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Peanuts at UGA Information from our researchers who work daily to make sure Extension agents and growers are up-to-date on the latest information regarding planting, harvesting, diseases and more.
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  • Groundnut Tour
    Groundnut Tour Malawi’s farmers are turning to peanuts – called groundnuts in Africa – as a new cash crop. Published: 05/01/24
  • Peanut Innovation Lab Grant
    Peanut Innovation Lab Grant USAID and UGA announced a five-year extension of their collaborative research and outreach work. Published: 04/13/23
  • Georgia Farmer of the Year
    Georgia Farmer of the Year Bart Davis was announced as the 2023 Georgia Farmer of the Year at the Jan. 27 Georgia Ag Forecast event. Published: 02/02/23
Top Peanut Producers
County Name Value
Mitchell $50,640,716
Decatur 40,141,588
Worth 34,332,100
Early 32,078,592
Miller 30,980,430
Colquitt 26,616,688
Irwin 26,521,062
Bulloch 25,736,938
Coffee 24,902,375
Seminole 24,357,780
State Total: $790,820,291

Displaying farm gate values for 2022. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.