Georgia Peanuts named best in America
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Georgia farmers received recognition by online voters as growing the best peanuts in America in the Great American Peanut Debate.
Georgia peanuts have been named the best peanuts in America through an online poll - The Great American Peanut Debate. The poll was conducted by Congressional Quarterly Roll Call in Washington, D.C. as part of the 49th Annual Congressional Baseball Game. Georgia received first place with 43% of the total votes.
“Peanuts and baseball have been part of America’s national past-time for years,” says Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission. “Georgia farmers are honored that consumers voted Georgia as the state growing the best peanuts in America.”
During the annual congressional baseball game on June 29, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Congressmen Jim Marshall, D-Ga. and Jack Kingston, R-Ga., accepted the trophy at Nationals Park on behalf of Georgia’s peanut farm families.
“ The Georgia Peanut Commission appreciates all who voted and helped officially determine, as we already knew, that Georgia peanuts are a major league snack food and will always win the World Series as the best peanuts in America,” Morris says.
There were 13,097 votes cast in the online poll and Georgia received 43% of the votes with Virginia in a close second at 41% of the votes.
Additional information and photos are available online at www.gapeanuts.com.