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33rd Annual Ga. Peanut Farm Show held in Albany

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

January  15, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thousands of farmers and producers were at the Albany Civic Center for one of the biggest annual agri-business trade events in the state.

More than 50 exhibitors and agri-businesses showed off their products to thousands of farmers. Industry researchers presented the latest information on varities and weed, disease, and insect management.

State ag experts say following last year's second largest peanut crop in history, farmers may need to reduce acreage in 2009.

"With that record production, there is a lot of peanuts in the barn. So if we have another good production year, we need to reduce our acreage in order for the supply to not get out of balance," said UGA Peanut Agronomist Dr. John Beasley.

Jimmy Webb of Leary was named the Outstanding Young Georgia Peanut Farmer of the year by the Georgia Peanut Commission.

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