Organic Peanut Cooperative Forms in South Georgia

A new agricultural cooperative, the Georgia Organic Peanut Association, has formed to help organic peanut farmers in south Georgia diversify their farms and reach new markets, reports the Albany Herald. “We believe that this is a historical moment for Georgia agriculture,” said Ronny Shingler, the cooperative’s president. “Not only is this the first concerted effort by a group of farmers in this state to grow and market Certified Organic products, but it’s also a significant step to creating more market opportunities for all Georgia farms.”