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Farmers Applaud Changes To USDA Peanut Standards

25 October 2017 by: Marlee Moore In: News Peanuts & Political News Uncategorized

The announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the U.S. is good news for Alabama peanut farmers.   USDA Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the final rule (7 CFR Part 996) published in the Federal Register. The rule implements […]

25 September 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Autauga County farmer Harold Gaines recently stood with his sons Dan and Levi as he told leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee his priority for the 2018 farm bill.   “I want to be able to pass on this farm to the next generation and for them to be successful,” Gaines said as Sens. […]

21 September 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

A new peanut buying point has just opened in Geneva County, Ala., just in time for the current harvest season.   With this additional facility, there are now a total of 36 peanut buying points throughout the state.   To read more about the newest location, go to: hp://     .

20 September 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

FDA Approves Peanut Allergy Prevention Qualified Health Claim   The FDA has acknowledged an approved qualified health claim to support the consumption of peanut foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergies in infants. The new claim can now be used by manufacturers who market foods for infants that contain peanut protein. Here’s the full […]

5 September 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut Butter BBQ Ribs   Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours Makes: 6 servings   Brine: 8 cups water 1 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup salt 2 tbsp Chinese Five Spice 2 racks pork back ribs, about 2 lb each   Sauce: 1/4 cup ketchup […]

by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut harvest season is just around the corner and now is the time for growers to check their peanuts to determine optimum maturity date. The Henry County Extension System will be offering pod blast tests each Tuesday and Friday during the months of September and October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.     Digging […]

29 August 2017 by: alp_admin In: News

Join APPA in purchasing peanut butter for survivors of Hurricane Harvey In response to the thousands of families affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) is encouraging the public to join them as they donate jars of peanut butter to the devastated areas in Texas. This humanitarian effort is being coordinated through […]

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 […]

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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 […]