News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

New Trade Deal With Mexico, Canada Takes Effect

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

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) takes effect today, bringing good news to Alabama farmers hit hard by low commodity prices and market disruption in the wake of COVID-19.   USMCA is a better deal for America’s farmers, consumers and workers that will set them up for success for decades to come. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture […]

2020 Peanut Growing Season Insights

29 June 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Kris Balkcom, our resident Peanut Agronomist and Extension Specialist, gives his insights on how the our peanut crop is shaping up so far.   Following warm temperatures in March, no one could have predicted the cool temperatures experienced in late April and early May. We were prepared to start back planting peanuts earlier after our […]

Weed Control Update

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Dr. Steve Li, extension specialist, gives farmers a few tips for weed control after peanuts have been planted.   The recent dicamba ban has seriously disrupted the weed control plan of many growers who want to use it. No new sales of Xtendimax, Engenia and FeXapan are allowed after the court ban on June 3. […]

Subsurface Drip Irrigation Finds Home With Small Fields

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Growers with small and irregular shaped fields may find an option with subsurface drip irrigation in their fields based on research from Auburn University.   Kris Balkcom, Extension Peanut Agronomist, from Auburn University, has been researching subsurface drip irrigation in peanuts since 1999 at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland, Alabama.   He […]

14,400 Jars of Peanut Butter Donated to Alabama Food Bank Association

11 June 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut Farmers Donate 14,400 Jars Of Peanut Butter To Alabama Food Bank Association MONTGOMERY, Ala. – June 11, 2020 – Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) donated 14,400 jars of peanut butter to the Alabama Food Bank Association to assist eight regional food banks with feeding their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on […]

Peanut Pest Alert: Don’t let THRIPS trip you!

13 May 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

One of the earliest insect pests of peanuts includes the small flying insects called thrips. Thrips have bristly wings and can fly or ride the air currents over long distances. There are several species of thrips that can be found on peanuts, most commonly the tobacco thrips and the western flower thrips. Thrips also transmit […]

Registration Open for the 2020 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

4 May 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation has opened registration for the 2020 Southern Peanut Growers Conference set for July 16-18 at the Edgewater Golf & Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. This conference give growers the opportunity to learn about new technology and research, as well as legislative issues emerging in the peanut industry. Growers […]

Peanut Growers Spreading Good During COVID-19 Pandemic

30 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut butter is one of the most popular food items requested by food banks. Not only is it full of protein and several essential vitamins and nutrients, peanut butter is shelf-stable, versatile and does not require refrigeration. Alabama peanut growers take pride in growing a crop that provides so much to those who are food […]

Alabama FarmCorps Opportunities for Farmers, Servicemen

22 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Political News

This information is courtesy of Marlee Moore, Alabama Farmers Federation: The Alabama Farmers Federation is putting boots on the ground through Alabama FarmCorps, a program connecting farmers who need labor with military personnel looking for their next mission amid the coronavirus pandemic.   National Guardsmen, reservists and veterans qualify for FarmCorps.   “Farmers and military personnel […]

Cost-saving Options for Peanut Weed Control

21 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Row crop commodity prices have been very low due to COVID-19 and the lack of demand. Peanut prices were at $418 a ton in the second week of April. To survive low commodity prices and global economic uncertainties, farmers will need to cut expenses and use resources more efficiently.   Dr. Steve Li, Extension Weed […]