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Georgia Peanut Bank Week is all about collecting peanuts, October 10-14

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The 2022 theme is “Ga. Peanuts: Accounting for Your Daily Health’

The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Bankers Association will join forces October 10-14, 2022 to promote the 46th Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state are paying tribute to Georgia’s 4,000 peanut farming families and the resilience they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies. (photo from file)

TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Bankers Association will join forces October 10-14, 2022 to promote the 46th annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state are paying tribute to Georgia’s 4,000 peanut farming families and the resilience they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies.

The 2022 theme, Georgia Peanuts: Everyday Health, will showcase affordable and nutritious peanuts. Recent studies show and emphasize that regular consumption of peanuts can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. People can get these benefits by eating one ounce (about a handful) of peanuts a day or 2 tablespoons of peanut oil.

“We are excited to continue Georgia Peanut Bank Week for the forty-sixth year and celebrate peanut farmers and their food preferences,” says Joe Bodiford, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission. “This promotion is a great way to highlight all that peanuts have to offer our communities across the state.”

The annual event will take place at an auspicious time of the year: the peanut harvest. In 2021, Georgia peanuts were planted on more than 750,000 acres across Georgia and accounted for 52 percent of U.S. peanut production. Peanuts were planted in 76 of Georgia’s 159 counties with an average yield of more than 4,450 pounds per acre.

The Georgia Peanut Commission encourages everyone to visit their local bank or financial institution during Georgia Peanut Bank Week to learn more about Georgia peanuts. For more information, visit the GPC website at www.gapeanuts.com.

– Georgian Peanut Commission

https://www.morningagclips.com/ga-peanut-bank-week-celebrates-peanut-harvest-october-10-14/ Georgia Peanut Bank Week is all about collecting peanuts, October 10-14

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