News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

March is National Peanut Month

2 March 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

March is National Peanut Month. Be sure to “like” our Facebook page for opportunities to win prizes throughout the month. Also, WOOF 99.7 FM in Dothan will be giving away prize packs during their morning show, March 5 – 30.

Heart Healthy Peanuts

14 February 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

PEANUTS ARE CERTIFIED AS “HEART-HEALTHY” FOOD BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S HEART CHECK PROGRAM   Eating a Handful of Peanuts Daily Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease in Half The American Heart Association has certified some brands of oil roasted salted peanuts with the Heart-Check mark, making it easier for consumers to identify Peanuts […]

Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News

Congress cleared a budget agreement and disaster-aid package that has a significant impact on farmers for the 2018 crop year. The budget agreement passed the House by a vote of 240 to 186 and passed the Senate by a vote of 71 to 28. The President has also signed the legislation.   Read full press […]

2018 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show set for February 8

19 January 2018 by: Marlee Moore In: News

The 13th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is fast approaching. This year’s show will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, located on Hwy. 231 South in Dothan, Alabama. Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the one-day event offers farmers a full day […]

Alabama farmers appointed to serve on National Peanut Board

15 January 2018 by: Marlee Moore In: News

  Two Alabama farmers have recently been appointed to serve on the National Peanut Board by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Tom Corcoran, Barbour County farmer, is a newly appointed board member to the National Peanut Board, and Thomas Adams, Henry County farmer, is a newly appointed alternate to the board. The appointees will serve three-year […]

Farmers Join Miss Alabama To Fight Hunger

9 November 2017 by: Marlee Moore In: News Peanuts & Political News

Miss Alabama Jessica Procter is nuts about service. From volunteer work to public speaking, Procter routinely digs deep and spreads awareness to decrease food insecurity.   But digging peanuts? That’s a new nut to crack for the 21-year-old who won the Miss America Quality of Life Award for her platform, Step Up To The Plate: […]

Farmers Applaud Changes To USDA Peanut Standards

25 October 2017 by: Marlee Moore In: News Peanuts & Political News Uncategorized

The announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the U.S. is good news for Alabama peanut farmers.   USDA Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the final rule (7 CFR Part 996) published in the Federal Register. The rule implements […]

25 September 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Autauga County farmer Harold Gaines recently stood with his sons Dan and Levi as he told leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee his priority for the 2018 farm bill.   “I want to be able to pass on this farm to the next generation and for them to be successful,” Gaines said as Sens. […]

21 September 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

A new peanut buying point has just opened in Geneva County, Ala., just in time for the current harvest season.   With this additional facility, there are now a total of 36 peanut buying points throughout the state.   To read more about the newest location, go to: hp://     .

20 September 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

FDA Approves Peanut Allergy Prevention Qualified Health Claim   The FDA has acknowledged an approved qualified health claim to support the consumption of peanut foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergies in infants. The new claim can now be used by manufacturers who market foods for infants that contain peanut protein. Here’s the full […]