News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

18 September 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21   Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the […]

Improve Your Daily Routine with a #PeanutPause

11 September 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

Keeping a daily routine to stay healthy is crucial to long-term success. But when it comes to finding time for our health in our daily schedules, that’s usually a lot easier said than done. That’s why we love the Peanut Pause. By taking a moment of your day for just one daily ounce (about a […]

Eat Up!: Prevent peanut allergies from a young age

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog Peanuts & Your Health

Peanut butter pie, peanut cups, boiled peanuts, things deep fried in peanut oil,… we know, we know, peanuts are an incredibly versatile food packed with protein, healthy fats, fiber, iron, and more. They are found in a variety of dishes and in some of the most delicious foods. Yet, for many people, these delicious offerings are deadly. […]

Peanut Per Capita Consumption Breaks New Record

8 September 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

National Peanut Board celebrates 20th anniversary with all-time high of 7.6 pounds per capita consumption   Founded in the year 2000, the check off for America’s peanut farmers and their families celebrates 20 years of growth with an unprecedented level of per capita peanut consumption. Calculated based on USDA and U.S. Census data, per capita peanut […]

2020 Wiregrass Area Pod Blast Schedule Announced

21 August 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Henry County Extension Office and the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center have announced the 2020 Wiregrass area peanut pod blast schedule.   With peanut harvest right around the corner, pod blasting helps farmers to determine the optimum maturity date of their crop.   Click here for the schedule: 2020 Wiregrass Area Pod Blast Schedule […]

The Power of Peanuts for Growing Kiddos

14 August 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog

Back-to-school season is here! Whether your child is returning to the classroom in-person or virtually, a healthy lunch is critical to keeping kiddos focused and fueled up for all of the day’s lessons. Of course, the challenge can be finding nutritious options that kids actually enjoy.   Enter the peanut.   Packed with protein for […]

Social Distancing Wiregrass Weed Tour Showcases Continuing Research

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Wiregrass Research and Extension Center (WREC) in Headland, Alabama hosted its first ever “social distancing” Wiregrass Weed Tour Thursday, August 13, 2020.   Attendees parked in the field and listened to the presenters by tuning to an FM frequency. Presenters were also videoed, and segments were shared to the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center […]

Job Posting for Communications Coordinator

3 August 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator. Please direct cover letters and resumes to Executive Director, Jacob Davis, at jdavis@alpeanuts.com. Communications Coordinator Job Description

Alabama Peanut Check-off Wins 95% Approval in Referendum

29 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Alabama peanut farmers voted to continue the current assessment on peanuts that is collected by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and administered by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA). In a referendum conducted on July 23, 2020, ninety-five percent of those who voted said “yes” to continuing APPA’s programs in education, promotion and […]

Help Wanted for 2020 Peanut Harvest

21 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries is accepting applications for temporary employment to assist with the 2020 Peanut Harvest Season. If you need more information, click on the link below or call 251-438-2549. 2020 Peanut Harvest Season Temporary Employment Information