News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

United States Peanut Federation Addresses EU Tariffs

11 November 2020 by: Abby Himburg In: News Peanuts & Political News

November 11, 2020   On Monday, the European Union slapped new tariffs on in-shell peanuts, peanut kernels, and peanut oil at a level of 25%. The tariffs went into effect on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.   The tariffs are authorized by the World Trade Organization. This is in retaliation by the European Union against the U.S. over […]

Put Some Peanuts on It: An epic twist to the traditional sweet potato casserole

13 October 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog Peanuts & Your Health

Are you looking for a show-stopping addition to your seasonal culinary offerings? You don’t know a perfect pairing until you’ve tried this peanut-topped sweet potato casserole. Rich in flavor, texture, and loaded with healthy protein, fiber, Vitamin D, iron, and potassium, this is one dish you can feel good about adding to your holiday table. […]

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