News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Southern Peanut Shortcut Recipe Booklet

4 October 2021 by: Abby Himburg In: Alabama Peanut Blog News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is proud to have partnered with Kathleen Phillips of Grits and Gouda to produce a “Southern Peanut Shortcut Recipes” booklet. Kathleen, an Alabama native, is known for her southern shortcut recipes.   This booklet features 6 delicious and easy recipes packed with our favorite snack- peanuts. Packed with protein, peanuts […]

Harvest Tour Helps Spread Good News About Peanuts

24 September 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog News

A group of food bloggers and culinary experts learned about peanuts, from farm to flavor, during the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) Harvest Tour Sept. 19-22.   The seven participants visited southeast Alabama peanut farms, toured the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland and experienced the inner workings of a buying and shelling facility […]

2021 Wiregrass Annual Field Crops Day

12 August 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Make plans to attend the Wiregrass Research & Extension Center’s Annual Field Crops Day on Friday, August 20, 2021. Visit with researchers, specialists and extension agents, and see the work that’s being done to benefit our farmers.   Registration begins at 7:30 am. Tours begin 8 a.m. Lunch will be served. 2021_WREC_FieldDay

Wiregrass Pod Blast Schedule

9 August 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut harvest season is just around the corner. Henry County Extension Coordinator, Jimmy Jones, has announced the 2021 pod blasting dates for the Wiregrass Area. The pod blasting will be held at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland.   Click here for the schedule.   Don’t miss the opportunity to check your peanuts […]

Applications are now being accepted for Peanut Leadership Academy Class XII

3 August 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Applications are now being accepted for Class XII of the Peanut Leadership Academy. To be eligible for participation, candidates must derive their primary livelihood from farming and currently produce peanuts, make a commitment to the program and agree to attend all sessions except in times of illness or a family emergency, be between the ages […]

Alabama Ag Economic Update Newsletter

29 July 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Dr. Adam Rabinowitz, Extension Economist for Alabama Cooperative Extension and Auburn Unversity, is sharing the first edition of the Ag Economic Update, a newsletter from the ACES Farm and Agribusiness Management team focused on providing information relevant to Alabama farmers, landowners, lenders, and other stakeholders in the state.   If you would like to receive […]

2021 Wiregrass Weed Tour

21 July 2021 by: Abby Himburg In: News

The Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland, Alabama hosted its annual summer weed tour on July 12, 2021.   Attendees gathered that morning and boarded covered wagons pulled by tractors. Attendees viewed several different fields, each with different crops, weeds and spraying techniques. Presentations were given that covered weed control in cotton and peanuts, […]

Weed Management Tours for Peanuts and Cotton

2 July 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut and cotton growers in Southeast and Southwest Alabama have the opportunity to visit weed management test plots in July. These tours give growers a look at which chemicals are working in the fields, and an opportunity to learn about new options for weed management. The peanut research is funded by growers check-off dollars through […]

Tropical Storm Claudette Leaves Peanut Fields Soggy

22 June 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

While the rain many received from Tropical Storm Claudette is appreciated, it has been said you can have too much of a good thing.   Peanut growers in Southeast Alabama received the majority of the rainfall. Mark Kaiser, a Baldwin County peanut farmer and APPA vice president, received over 7 inches of rain. Escambia County […]

2020 Estimated Peanut Production for Alabama Released

25 May 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) has published the 2020 estimated peanut production for Alabama. NASS has estimated that Alabama peanut growers produced 637 million pounds of peanuts in 2020. That makes Alabama 2nd in the nation in peanut production, with Georgia ranking first. The U.S. produced 6.13 billion pounds of peanuts in 2020. Houston […]