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Top peanut producers, families celebrate PEA awards

Southern Peanut Growers Conference welcomes back peanut industry after 2020 hiatus, celebrates Peanut Efficiency Award winners.

The peanut industry celebrated this nation's top peanut producers, July 17, 2021, at the annual Peanut Efficiency Award (PEA) Breakfast, Panama City Beach, Fla. 

The breakfast, held in conjunction with the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, honors peanut producers for their production efficiency and yields. The award is sponsored by Farm Press and the National Peanut Board.

This year, both the 2020 and 2021 winners were recognized, as last year's breakfast and conference were canceled due to COVID-19.

The 2021 winners are as follows: Dan Ward, Upper Southeastern states; Armond Morris, Lower Southeastern states; Dan West, Midsouth states and Tony Dill, in the Southwest

The 2020 PEA winners are as followsKirk Jones, Windsor, Va., Upper Southeastern states;.Michael, Tom and Mark Mullek, Lower Southeast states:  Van Hensarling, Richton, Miss., Midsouth states; and Glen and Aaron Martin, Southwest states,

Take a look at this gallery to see the honorees and their families and friends who gathered to celebrate their award, along with conference photos.

See, Peanut award winners cite water, labor, family as biggest concerns

*Stay tuned: Links to footage from the breakfast and the 2021 PEA video will be added soon. 


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