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.

Impact Statements: Peanuts Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to peanuts.

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 & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab Information about USAID-funded research focused on improving peanut production in developing countries.

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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  • Peanut Harvest This time of year is a cause for celebration for agriculture, the No. 1 industry in Georgia. Published: 10/15/19
  • Farm Tour UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Agriculture Commissioner of Georgia Gary Black participated in southeast Georgia agriculture tour. Published: 10/02/19
  • Peanut Crop Hot, dry weather has Georgia's peanut producers in a tough spot — proceed with harvest or wait for crop to mature. Published: 09/25/19
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Top Peanut Producers
County Name Value
Mitchell $33,210,135
Worth 28,499,760
Early 26,730,186
Coffee 26,356,800
Seminole 25,177,477
Miller 23,722,790
Decatur 21,900,000
Irwin 20,307,130
Baker 19,800,000
Colquitt 18,950,770
State Total: $610,412,090

Displaying farm gate values for 2018. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.