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Mike Conaway Named 50th Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture

19 November 2014 by: alp_admin In: News

Congressman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee selected him as the 50th chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. “I am humbled and honored to be selected as the 50th chairman of the storied House Committee on Agriculture.  The work that farmers and ranchers do is part […]

Growers gain tips during field day

25 August 2014 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Farmers saw their checkoff dollars in action Friday while attending the annual Crops Field Day at the Wiregrass Research Extension Center in Headland. About 50 farmers toured fields of peanuts, cotton and sesame and met with scientists conducting research for those crops. “We hold this tour every year about this time, just before the fall […]

Rep. Crawford talks legislation

5 August 2014 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Farming legislation is always a concern for peanut producers. This year during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference held in July, 2014, attendees heard from Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas, a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Crawford said it was very tough in getting a farm bill finally passed this year. He also said he […]

Griggs recognized during conference

by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Former Alabama Peanut Producers Association Executive Director Randy Griggs, center, was honored during the morning session of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference today. He is pictured with APPA Executive Director Jim Cravey, left, and APPA President Carl Sanders. Randy joined the Alabama Farmers Federation in 1978. During his time in Montgomery, Alabama, he served as Director […]

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