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Mississippi Peanut Growers Association

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association is organized and operated for educational and scientific purposes, to bring together, for cooperation and coordination, all persons, both public and private, interested in enhancing the production, marketing, distribution, and utilization of peanuts.

Mississippi Peanut Field Days
For more information Contact Malcolm Broome, Executive Director, MPGA at 601-606-3547 or

Schedules – ALL Start at 9:00 a.m.

September 4, 2014 in Lucedale
Registration at the George County Ext. Service office, 7128 Hwy 198 East, Lucedale. Following registration, attendees will caravan to the field plots.  Conclude by 11:30 a.m. with lunch at the Rocky Creek Catfish Cottage.

September 5, 2014 in Lackey, MS (Monroe county)
On the Dan West Farm. Directions: From Columbus travel North on Hwy 45 to Center Hill Road (¾ mile from Lackey water tower) at that intersection turn LEFT. (Look for Signs)From Aberdeen Hwy 45S -go ¾ mile past Lackey water tower- turn RIGHT. Lunch at Lackies in Hamilton.

September 12, 2014 in Tchula, MS, at Parrish Farms.
Meet at the Helena Chemical Co. location, 100 Howard Rd.(just off Hwy 12 west from Lexington or Hwy 12 east coming from Tchula)  

All locations will have disease plots, insect trial results, varieties and cultural practices with presentations from MSU researchers Dr. Alan Henn, Dr. Jeff Gore, and Dr. Jason Sarver.

MPGA and Peanut Proud team up to aid tornado victims
Following the disastrous tornadoes across Mississippi, the peanut industry responded quickly by donating peanut butter. Peanut Proud working with the MPGA donated 20 pallets of peanut butter worth $1,450 per pallet or $29,000. The pallets were delivered to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency by SouthernAg Carriers.

Speaking of the peanut industry’s quick and collaborative response, Malcolm Broome, executive director of MPGA said, “The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association was pleased to team with Peanut Proud to provide an ideal food that is nutritious and doesn’t need to be kept refrigerated and can be easily made into sandwiches to help those who have lost their homes during the tornado outbreak across our state.”

The Mississippi Association also purchased one pallet of peanut butter. Peanut butter manufactured by Kroger, American Blanching and Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., in addition to a private label made by Peanut Proud was delivered. Response from officials at MEMA has been very positive and MPGA would encourage others to make a monetary donation by visiting Peanut Proud’s website at or mail a check to: Peanut Proud 2014 Disaster Relief, Box 446, Blakely, GA 39823.

National Posted Prices as of 2/19/14:
Runners $444.74
Spanish $428.93
Valencia $448.38
Virginia $448.38

MPGA doesn't SELL peanuts

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