The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation announces that the Mississippi Peanut Growers' Association (MPGA) has become a member of the Southeastern peanut growers' alliance. The recently formed association is the result of the expansion and growth of the peanut industry in Mississippi.
“Our affiliation with the growers in Georgia, Florida and Alabama is the best way for Mississippi to be recognized as a major producing state and to have input and involvement in the industry,” says Joe Morgan, MPGA president of Lucedale, Miss. “Mississippi has great potential as a producing state and we feel we have a lot to offer, particularly legislatively. We all face the same issues and our participation in SPFF will be mutually beneficial.”
The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation is an alliance of the Georgia Peanut Commission, the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, the Florida Peanut Producers Association and the Mississippi Peanut Growers' Association.