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Peanut Caucus Co-Chairs Bishop and Roby Urge USDA to Respond to China’s Proposed Peanut Tariffs

17 August 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway 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 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

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

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

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. […]

Mr. Jimmy Miller is 2018 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Winner

24 July 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Congratulations to Mr. Jimmy Miller, of Snead, Ala., for being awarded the 2018 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency winner for the Lower Southeast States. To read more about Mr. Jimmy and his award, go to: https://www.southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/jimmy-miller-s-contour-dryland-farming-brings-impressive-peanut-yields

Common Questions Concerning Herbicide Application in Dry Weather

11 May 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

With the recent dry weather in Alabama, Dr. Steve Li, Extension Weed Scientist, put together some timely information for farmers concerning herbicide application. These are his response to questions he has received from growers across the peanut belt. To read more click on the link: Herbicide applications in dryland peanuts under hot and dry conditions

New Peanut Allergy Research Released

25 April 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

The National Peanut Board has released new research that supports introducing peanuts to infants early to prevent peanut allergies. Visit preventpeanutallergies.org to learn more about the research.

2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

9 April 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 19-21, 2018, at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. This year’s conference offers farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, market growth, and production issues. The registration deadline is June 30. The registration fee increases by $50 on […]

PB&J Party at Auburn University

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Auburn University Young Farmers and Auburn University Ag Council came together on March 30, 2018 at the ALFA Pavilion on Auburn University’s campus for the first ever PB&J Party. Over 30 College of Agriculture students divided into two teams to see who could make the most PB&J sandwiches in one hour. The winning team […]

Heart Healthy Peanuts

14 February 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

PEANUTS ARE CERTIFIED AS “HEART-HEALTHY” FOOD BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S HEART CHECK PROGRAM   Eating a Handful of Peanuts Daily Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease in Half The American Heart Association has certified some brands of oil roasted salted peanuts with the Heart-Check mark, making it easier for consumers to identify Peanuts […]

Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News

Congress cleared a budget agreement and disaster-aid package that has a significant impact on farmers for the 2018 crop year. The budget agreement passed the House by a vote of 240 to 186 and passed the Senate by a vote of 71 to 28. The President has also signed the legislation.   Read full press […]