peanut industry

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From the devastation of Hurricane Michael to trade tariffs, Georgia farmers have faced months of uncertainty. After stalled disaster and tariff aid packages, American farmers are still struggling while being shuffled around the political gameboard. 

 

Mark Peele is a cotton grower and president of the South Central Georgia Gin Company. He joined On Second Thought on the line from Berrien County to talk about the outlook — and mindset — of Georgia farmers. Jeffrey Harvey, director of the Georgia Farm Bureau's Public Policy Department, also joined the conversation from GPB's studio in Macon.

 

 

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Trenton Tye is one of few remaining blacksmiths in Georgia. Tye is also one of the judges on Discovery's "Master of Arms." When not on TV, he works in the peanut industry near Albany. Tye spoke with "On Second Thought" producer La'Raven Taylor about his daily tasks on the job. It's part of our series in which we learn all about what people do inside the industrial buildings, gleaming office towers, company trucks, vast farmlands and even homes that fuel the region's economy. 

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