News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

U.S. Peanut Federation Testifies at U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing focusing on Agricultural Trade

17 June 2022 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

U.S. Peanut Federation Testifies at U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing focusing on Agricultural Trade   Chairman Warnock Notes EU Non-Tariff Trade Issue for Peanuts June 9, 2022 – Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, held a hearing June 9, 2022, on “Agricultural Trade: Priorities and Issues Facing America’s Farmers.” […]

Top Peanut Producing Counties Announced

26 May 2022 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The USDA – National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has announced the top  peanut producing counties in Alabama for 2021. Leading off the state in total peanuts produced is Houston County with 124,200,000 lbs. Geneva County follows with 74,850,000 lbs, Baldwin County with 74,660,000 lbs., Henry County with 70,380,000 lbs., and Escambia County rounds out the […]

EPA Approves Brake Section 18 label for Alabama Peanuts

8 April 2022 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Section 18 label for Brake® herbicide to be used in Alabama peanuts has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry (ADAI) for resistant Palmer amaranth control. Peanut growers can take advantage of this new label as soon as the 2022 season.   Alabama counties included in this […]

Join us for the 2022 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

4 April 2022 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Registration is now open for the 2022 Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 21-23 at Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. This year’s theme is “Together Towards Tomorrow.” You can access conference registration, hotel information and sponsorship information at http://southernpeanutfarmers.org/southern-peanut-growers-conference/. Important Details Regarding Lodging There is no longer a block of rooms available at Edgewater […]

APPA Holds Annual Meeting

7 March 2022 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut farmers from across Alabama gathered in Dothan for the 2022 Annual Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) meeting on Thursday, February 3. One order of business for this meeting was the election of five board of director seats. Having two seats in Geneva County, Jimmy Royce Helms and Jesse Scott were both re-elected to their […]

2022 Peanut Production Meetings Scheduled

9 February 2022 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

It’s the time of year when peanut farmers are making plans for the new growing season. There are several decisions to be made between now and planting time. The researchers who work for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University College of Agriculture are ready to share their research-based recommendations to help Alabama peanut […]

2022 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show A Success

7 February 2022 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

DOTHAN, Ala. – More than 400 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show on Feb. 3, 2022, at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds, in Dothan, Alabama. The show is sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, and the National Peanut Board. […]

Peanut Butter Donation to Kick off Dream Big Food Drive

20 October 2021 by: Abby Himburg In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers (APPA) and the National Peanut Festival (NPF) are kicking off the Wiregrass Area Food Bank’s “Dream Big Food Drive” by donating 2,880 jars of Peanut Proud peanut butter.   The Wiregrass Area Food Bank is hosting the “Dream Big Food Drive” Wednesday, November 10 at the National Peanut Festival. On this […]

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 […]