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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.

Southern Peanut Growers Conference
The 16th annual conference will be July 24-26, 2014 at Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City, Florida. Topics include Peanut Markets Longterm, Causing Demand to Catch Up with Research, Production Issues, Sustaining Farm Policy, plus plenty of food, meeting fellow growers and entertainment. For hotel reservations call 1-800-874-8686 and be sure to ask for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference rate! A registration form is available at or MPGA contact info at top of newsletter – deadline is June 30, 2014. After July 1 registration rate increases.

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

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