News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

26 June 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Southern Peanut Farmers Federation launches ‘Peanut Program Works’ website and video  DOTHAN, Ala. – The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation has launched a campaign website, www.PeanutProgramWorks.com, and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill and highlight its importance to farmers, their families and communities. The website, […]

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauds U.S. House Ag Committee Listening Session GAINESVILLE, Fla. (June 24, 2017) The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee who held a listening session today about the 2018 Farm Bill.   Representatives attending from state associations included: * […]

26 May 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut farmers support revision of Seg. 1 peanuts by Peanut Standards Board   Alabama peanut growers are in full support of the proposed rule issued on May 25, 2017, in the Federal Register regarding a recommendation from the Peanut Standards Board to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed […]

16 May 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Study points to flexibility in peanut seeding rates By Austin Hagan Seed accounts for up to 20 percent of the total variable production cost for peanut producers, especially for larger-seeded cultivars such as Georgia-06. One option for saving money is to reduce seeding rates, but can this be done without negatively impacting yields?   In […]

4 May 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Banks School recently hosted Kindergarten Day for students in the Pike County, Ala. School system. A variety of agriculture booths were visited by 150 students who participated in the event. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) hosted the Peanut Patch display where students learned how peanuts grow and the numerous products made from peanuts. Pictured […]

Alabama peanut growers approve referendum

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Peanut producers in Alabama voted on April 27, 2017 to approve the continuation of a statewide peanut check-off program with a 99 percent favorable vote for support.   Under state law, the check-off program must be voted on every three years.   Twenty-eight polling sites were located in twenty-three counties where peanuts are produced. The […]

APPA referendum April 27th

27 April 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Inc., has been certified by the Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries as the authorized association to conduct a referendum among the peanut producers in the State of Alabama to determine whether or not an assessment at the rate of twelve and one-half cents ($.125) per one hundred pounds shall be […]

McMillan testifies during U.S. House Ag Committee hearing on farm bill

5 April 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tim McMillan, farmer from Enigma, Georgia, testified April 4, 2017 in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the next farm bill. In his testimony, McMillan says, “If the PLC program had not been in place, I am afraid many […]

U.S. peanut industry donates 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food

24 March 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. peanut industry donated more than 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 21, 2017. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the   Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, […]

Auburn, NPRL Release New Peanut Variety

8 March 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Auburn, NPRL Release New Peanut Variety Auburn University might be relatively new to the peanut breeding business, but its just-released runner peanut variety is already winning accolades for its high yields, resistance to disease and healthy traits. The new release—AU-NPL 17—is the product of a peanut breeding program operated jointly by the College of Agriculture’s […]