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January 21, 2005

Tifton-Tifton Quality Peanuts, LLC, was awarded a $375,000 grant from the Department of Community Affairs to help construct a rail spur that will lead to the new shelling plant.

The plant is owned by more than 120 peanut farmers who live in 12 South Georgia counties, and it is expected to be complete in the summer.

"This is the kind of thing that is very helpful for the state to support us and what we're doing and in this case it's an agricultural thing which is what South Georgia is all about. You've got 127 farmers involved, so we're real pleased that they decided to do this for us," says president and CEO Larry Lemley.

Tifton Quality Peanuts was also awarded a $500,000 loan from the One Georgia Authority to help purchase equipment for the facility.

Posted at 4:40 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com