News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Peanuts Fare Well in U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

8 October 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Political News

Peanuts Fare Well in U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Signed on Oct. 7, 2019   Japan imported about $36 million of U.S. peanuts and peanut products in 2018, including $5 million of U.S. peanut butter. Japan maintains a 75,000-ton WTO Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for peanuts, which has an out-of-quota duty of 617 yen per kilogram (approximately […]

Harvest Progresses Even With Dry Weather

7 October 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

As the 2019 peanut growing season comes to an end, we have continued to see the differences in growing conditions from one year to the next, like the extreme temperatures and the spotted and sparsely scattered rain showers we have experienced this year. Even Alabama’s peanut acreage has been reduced from 163,000 acres in 2018 […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake Recipe

16 September 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

We sampled this peanut butter and chocolate shake at the Auburn University’s College Agriculture Ag Roundup on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. It was a hit! It’s delicious and healthy!   Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake   1 cup low fat chocolate milk 1 frozen banana ** 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter   Blend until smooth. Serve […]

FDA recommends to approve first peanut allergy treatment

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted Friday to recommend approval of a first-of-its-kind peanut allergy treatment, which can desensitize children to potentially life-threatening allergies. If the agency follows through and approves the drug, it would be the first of what’s expected to be a wave of new food allergy treatments that prevent a reaction, […]

Peanut Leadership Academy XI Tours Texas

30 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Peanut Leadership Academy XI (PLA) held their third session in Lubbock,Texas, August 12-15, 2019.   The class began the session at the farm of Gary Jackson, who grows peanuts, cotton, corn, peppers, and rosemary. He explained that he tries to grow a diverse set of crops as a way to maximize profitability and hedge […]

Purchase Your Favorite Peanuts Online

19 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association has a new online store open. You can purchase 12 ounce cans of Skinless Salted, Honey Roasted, and Butter Toffee peanuts. They are sold in a full case (12 cans), half case (6 cans) and a tri-pack (3 cans), and they can be mixed.   You can also purchase a […]

Annual Field Crops Day to be held at Wiregrass Research & Extension Center

12 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Wiregrass Research & Extension Center will host their annual field crops day on Friday, August 23, 2019.    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Field tours begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.   Topics to discuss include: Disaster Relief Payment Sprayer drift demonstration Cotton pest management Cover crops Peanut Varieties   The […]

New Peanut Allergy Resource for School & Health Professionals

7 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

Peanuts are a nutritious, delicious and affordable food for the 98% of children who do not have a peanut allergy, according to the new resource from the National Peanut Board “Instead of Peanut Free… Be Allergen Aware.” Read more by clicking here.

Shaver is Finalist of Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award

5 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Hunter Shaver of Goshen FFA is the fourth-place finalist of the 2019 Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production State Proficiency Award. Shaver works on his family farm in Pike County, which includes 200 acres of peanuts and 450 acres of cotton.   Shaver, the son of Kristi and Jim Shaver, began working on his […]

Help Wanted for the 2019 Peanut Harvest Season

2 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Federal State Inspection Service is hiring seasonal workers for the 2019 peanut harvest season. Click here to get more information.