News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

25 July 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Rogers Testifies to U.S. Senate Ag Committee that Peanut Provisions in Farm Bill Work Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Says Peanut Program Works and Must be Preserved   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Meredith McNair Rogers, a more than 20-year veteran farmer from Camilla, Georgia, testified today before the Senate Agriculture Committee that the peanut provisions included in […]

24 July 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

U.S. Senate Ag Committee Hearing Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced witnesses for the Committee’s upcoming hearing on commodities, credit, and […]

by: alp_admin In: News

Reps. Mike Rogers and Austin Scott talk Farm Bill during the 2017 Southern Peanut Growers Conference……   U.S. Representatives Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Austin Scott (R-GA) both shared their perspectives on the new administration, gridlock in Congress, and the outlook for a 2018 farm bill at the 2017 Southern Peanut Growers Conference that was held July 20-22 at […]

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, […]

by: alp_admin In: News

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

by: alp_admin In: News

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 […]