Georgia Peanut Processing Plant

There's more good economic news for the Wiregrass.

Donalsonville Georgia has opened a new peanut processing plant.

The building is equipped to process 60 tons of peanuts a year and creates 70 new jobs.

The idea of the building began two years ago with a discussion among a group of farmers concerning low crop prices and a new farm bill.

It resulted in 60 farmers from five counties forming the American Peanut Growers Group, who partially funded the plant.

Georgia’s Gov. Sonny Perdue was the speaker at the ribbon cutting.

Perdue said the location of the plant in Seminole County adds many possibilities for spin-off jobs created from supporting industries.