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Farmers Join Miss Alabama To Fight Hunger

9 November 2017 by: Marlee Moore In: News Peanuts & Political News

Miss Alabama Jessica Procter is nuts about service. From volunteer work to public speaking, Procter routinely digs deep and spreads awareness to decrease food insecurity.   But digging peanuts? That’s a new nut to crack for the 21-year-old who won the Miss America Quality of Life Award for her platform, Step Up To The Plate: […]

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 […]

Extension for updates

27 February 2015 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31 WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peanuts on planes protected

10 April 2014 by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Political News

(CNN) — Packets of peanuts are in no danger of disappearing completely from airplanes. In a nutshell, close up website lp peanutsthere’s a law protecting them. Last year, the Department of Transportation asked the public about a possible peanut ban on planes and other measures it said it was considering to address severe allergies among […]