News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Scott Wins Alabama FFA Proficiency Award

10 July 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Jesse Scott Jr. of Slocomb FFA is the 2019 Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production State Proficiency Award winner. Scott works alongside his father on their 1,400-acre Geneva County farm where they grow cotton, soybeans and peanuts.   Scott, the son of Jesse Sr. and Tammy Scott, began working on his supervised agricultural experience […]

National Peanut Board Wins Grower Support with 93% Approval in Referendum

10 June 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

June 7, 2019 – ATLANTA, GA – Peanut producers voted overwhelmingly to continue the Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Program, administered by the National Peanut Board (NPB), in a referendum conducted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from April 15 through May 3, 2019. Ninety-three percent of those who voted said “yes” to […]

Early Introduction of Peanuts Helps Avoid Allergies

22 May 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

Houston County farmer Fred Helms has been growing peanuts 43 years. He said nothing is more important than growing a safe, delicious, nutritious product people enjoy. That’s why he and other farmers support research to address food allergies.   “America’s peanut farmers, through the National Peanut Board (NPB), have contributed more than $25.3 million for […]

Davis joins APPA staff as new executive director

1 May 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

  Jacob Davis joined the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) as its executive director May 1. APPA serves over 900 peanut farmers and is an affiliate of the Alabama Farmers Federation.   Davis takes the helm after a 25-year career focused on agriscience education.   “I’ve been privileged to work closely with individuals from the […]

Ag Community request immediate attention to disaster relief

22 April 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association along with 134 agriculture organizations and businesses requested immediate action to address the dire situations impacting farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural communities across the nation. The letter, mailed on April 19, was sent to President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader […]

Peanut Butter Toffee Dip Recipe

10 April 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

Peanut Butter Toffee Dip 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened 1 cup light brown sugar 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup toffee bits (plain or chocolate covered), divided apples, vanilla wafer cookies, or celery for dipping   Place softened cream cheese in a medium bowl and whip with hand-held mixer until […]

2019 Southern Peanut Growers Conference – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

1 April 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

You can now register to attend the 2019 Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 18-20 at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. Register Online Conference Details Download Sponsorship Packet Resort reservations can be made by calling 1-855-512-3843 and providing the Booking ID: 10Z6G7. Rooms can be reserved within the conference room block until […]

NPB’s New “Size 4 to 6 Months” Consumer Campaign Encourages Early Introduction of Peanut to Infants

25 March 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

The National Peanut Board continues to advance the conversation around peanut allergy prevention with the launch today of its 2019 early introduction consumer campaign, “Size 4 to 6 Months.”   When the guidelines for early introduction of peanut foods to help prevent allergies were released by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Board took […]

USDA Announces Voting Period for Continuance Referendum for National Peanut Research and Promotion Program

13 March 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

USDA Announces Voting Period for Continuance Referendum for National Peanut Research and Promotion Program   For the first time, eligible peanut producers can opt to vote electronically or by paper ballot. March 12, 2019 – ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a referendum among […]

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package

28 February 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package – President Trump Drives Effort For Disaster Relief Funding     (WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2019) – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced a bipartisan […]