Legislative News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

25 November 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News

(Washington, D.C., Nov. 15) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to […]

USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers

25 July 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

  (Washington, D.C., July 25, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals. In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with the estimated […]

Ag Community request immediate attention to disaster relief

22 April 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association along with 134 agriculture organizations and businesses requested immediate action to address the dire situations impacting farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural communities across the nation. The letter, mailed on April 19, was sent to President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader […]

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package

28 February 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package – President Trump Drives Effort For Disaster Relief Funding     (WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2019) – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced a bipartisan […]

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 […]

Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

14 February 2018 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 […]