Sanders re-appointed to Peanut Standards Board
7 December 2018
Carl Sanders, President of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, has been re-appointed to serve on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Peanut Standards Board through June 2021. He was appointed by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Recommendations developed by the Peanut Standards Board have played an important part in the production and marketing of peanuts in […]
2018 National Peanut Festival Recipe Contest Winners
30 November 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 National Peanut Festival Recipe Contest winners! The Adult Grand Prize Winner was Kathryn Conrad of Cottonwood, Ala., with her 3-Layer Peanut Butter Cake. The Student Grand Prize Winner was Skyler Brannon of Hartford, Ala. with her PaPa’s Old-Fashioned Peanut Candy. Click here to get their winning recipes.
New Study Shows Peanuts Match Almonds for Controlling Diabetes
16 November 2018
In: News Peanuts & Your Health
Low-cost Peanuts Deliver Numerous Superfood Health Benefits The Peanut Institute has released a new study that found that peanuts are just as good as almonds for lowering blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. Read the article at: https://peanut-institute.com/new-study-shows-peanuts-match-almonds-for-controlling-diabetes/
Make Plans to Attend the 2018 Alabama Row Crops Short Course
18 October 2018
Please mark your calendars for the 2018 Alabama Row Crops Short Course, a 1 and half-day event to provide farmers, crop consultants, and extension agents with cutting edge information on management practices and technologies for increasing production. You can register for free online at: http://www.aces.edu/go/946 For more information, contact Brenda Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Audrey Gamble at email@example.com.
Peanuts: A Superfood with Super Powers
20 September 2018
In: News Peanuts & Your Health
Peanuts Rise to Superfood Status – New report from The Peanut Institute Research Shows Reduced Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes with Peanut Consumption Read more at: http://bit.ly/PeanutSuperfood
America’s Peanut Farmers Video Release
23 August 2018
In: News Uncategorized
Meet America’s peanut farmers and learn more about their passion for farming and supplying consumers with an affordable, sustainable and nutritious product. Watch the video at www.americaspeanutfamers.com.
Deadline Extended for Peanut Leadership Academy Class XI Applications – Due Oct. 31, 2018
22 August 2018
The deadline for applications has been extended to October 31, 2018. Applications are now being accepted for Class XI of the Peanut Leadership Academy. To be eligible for participation, candidates must derive their primary livelihood from farming and currently produce peanuts, make a commitment to the program and agree to attend all sessions except in […]
Peanut Caucus Co-Chairs Bishop and Roby Urge USDA to Respond to China’s Proposed Peanut Tariffs
17 August 2018
In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News
Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL-02), Co-Chairs of the House Peanut Caucus, sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to respond to recent negative trade actions by China that threaten the U.S. peanut industry. They specifically encouraged USDA to consider the […]
Wiregrass Area Pod Blast Schedule Announced
10 August 2018
Jimmy Jones, Henry County Extension Coordinator, has announced the Wiregrass Area Pod Blast Schedule for 2018. See the schedule by clicking on this link: 2018 Pod Blast Schedule Contact Jimmy Jones for additional information at 334-585-6416 or 334-726-1804.
National Peanut Board, Peanut Industry Partners Expand Research Dollars
The National Peanut Board, along with funding partner USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announces the awarding of three research grants focusing on genomics-enabled plant breeding. Collaborating with two peanut industry funding partners, the Southeastern Peanut Research Initiative (SPRI) and the Peanut Foundation, the National Peanut Board was able to allocate $542,226. […]