(Senate - June 26, 2012)

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[Page S4633]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []


 Mr. ISAKSON. Mr. President, today I wish to honor in the 
Record the 50th anniversary of the Georgia Peanut Commission.
  In 1961, the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peanuts 
was established under the Commodities Promotion Act. The Commission 
conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research and education, 
and it is funded by peanut producers.
  Today, the Commission represents over 3,500 peanut farmers in our 
great State of Georgia who produce nearly half of our nation's peanuts. 
The Georgia peanut industry contributes an estimated $2 billion to our 
State's economy and provides more than 50,000 jobs, making it a vital 
component to the citizens of our State.
  Georgia peanuts are simply delicious, and the Georgia Peanut 
Commission sends my Senate office and other Georgia congressional 
offices lots of its signature little red bags of Georgia peanuts to 
give out to our constituents. In fact, the Georgia Peanut Commission 
distributes an impressive 2 million bags of Georgia peanuts far and 
wide each year.
  I am proud to honor the Georgia peanut industry, which is critically 
important to our State and Nation, and I congratulate the Georgia 
Peanut Commission on its 50th anniversary.