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2014 Peanut Acreage

1 July 2014 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut growers planted 1.32 million acres in 2014 and intend to harvest 1.28 million acres, both up 23 percent from the previous year. The increase in planted area is mainly due to lower corn and soybean prices. Last year, growers decreased peanut acres in many states due to larger supplies and strong grain prices. Alabama […]

Loan rates for 2014 crop

24 June 2014 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2014 — USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced 2014-crop loan rates for four types of peanuts. The 2014 Farm Bill established the national loan rate for peanuts at $355 per ton, which is unchanged from the previous farm bill. CCC calculated the price support levels for each peanut type using […]

Peanut growers approve referendum

17 June 2014 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Peanut producers in Alabama have approved the continuation of a statewide peanut checkoff program with a 100 percent favorable vote for support. Under state law, the check-off program must be voted on every three years. Twenty-five polling sites were located in twenty-one counties where peanuts are produced. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association administers the check-off […]

APPA opposes changes in 2014 Farm Bill

11 June 2014 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA), a member of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation (SPFF) joined other farm organizations in signing a letter encouraging lawmakers to oppose all amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that may harm the new 2014 Farm Bill law. The SPFF is comprised of the Alabama Peanut Producers […]

APPA referendum next Tuesday

10 June 2014 by: alp_admin In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is required by law to hold a  producer referendum every three years continuing the state check-off program for peanuts. This year’s referendum has been set for Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Polling places in each county have been established. These counties will have had over 500 acres of peanuts in the […]

Trans Fats

19 April 2014 by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

Trans fats are unsaturated fatty acids formed when vegetable

How PB & J Stacks Up

18 April 2014 by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich stacks up well against other popular food items such as a chicken filet sandwich, a hot dog, a slice of pepperoni pizza and a hamburger. A PB&J on white bread contains a lower percentage of calories from fat, less saturated fat, and almost no cholesterol (the small amount is […]

The Skinny on Fat

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

Peanut butter, like most foods, contains some fat. Fortunately, 80% of the fat in peanut butter is unsaturated fat — “the good fat” — which may actually help lower LDL-cholesterol levels in your blood. In fact, because peanut butter is so versatile, good tasting and nutritious, it is included in many medically endorsed weight loss […]

Crunch Peanut Butter Nutrient Analysis

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

(one serving=2 tablespoons of peanut butter) Nutrient Percent Daily Value* (amount) Importance Calories 10% (190 calories) Energy! Protein 13% (8g) Needed to repair body tissues and develop new ones, to maintain fluid levels and to make antibodies which ward off disease and infection. Fiber 8% (2g) Fiber reduces the risk of some types of cancer, […]

Eating Low Glycemic Index Foods Such as Peanut Butter Decreases Diabetes Risk in Women

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

Eating low glycemic index foods such as peanut butter, yogurt, beans and broccoli along with a diet high in cereal fiber can significantly reduce the risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in women, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study consisted of […]