News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Boozman Releases Farm Bill Framework

14 June 2024 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News

Legislation addresses reference price, voluntary base update and other peanut priorities   June 13, 2024 – The U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) released the Senate Republican-drafted framework for the 2024 Farm Bill. The legislation addresses the top priorities of the U.S. Peanut Federation:   The maintaining of the Price […]

Faith, Family, Fatherhood, and Farming

20 May 2024 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Each generation is tasked with the privilege of bringing up the next. A farmer is often responsible for the next generation of humans and crops in more ways than one. Much like raising a child, tending the land requires patience and dedication. With a significant investment of time and effort, raising children and crops involves […]

USDA Announces Appointments to the Peanut Standards Board

8 May 2024 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the appointment of eighteen members to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. To maintain staggered terms of office, six appointees will serve a one-year term, six will serve a two-year term, and six will serve a three-year term of office. The appointments are effective immediately. The newly […]

WIC Package Final Rule Excludes Peanut Butter for Infants

30 April 2024 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

On April 9, USDA announced the Final Rule on Revisions in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC)  Food Packages. Despite the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans published in 2020 that specifically state, “Introducing peanut-containing foods in the first year reduces the risk that an infant will develop a food allergy to peanuts,” peanut foods have not […]

USDA Announces Voting Period For Continuance Referendum For National Peanut Research And Promotion Program

8 April 2024 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a referendum among eligible producers of peanuts to determine whether they favor continuance of the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order (Order), which authorizes the National Peanut Board.   The referendum will be conducted from April 8 through April 19, 2024. USDA will provide the option for electronic […]

Registration Open Now! 2024 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

4 April 2024 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

The 25th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 17-19, 2024 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia. Click here to register. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. Visit the conference blog to see speaker and sponsor interviews as well as […]

Alabama Legislators, Gov. Ivey Celebrate Peanut Month

19 March 2024 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Montgomery, AL, March 5, 2024 – Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) celebrated National Peanut Month with a proclamation from Gov. Kay Ivey at the Alabama Capitol and a peanut day at the Alabama State House on March 5, 2024.   “Peanut day at the Alabama State House helps remind our legislators that peanuts are an important crop […]

Peanut Leadership Academy – August Cassebaum

12 March 2024 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

The Peanut Leadership Academy (PLA) is a program that inspires young peanut producers to get involved with grower organizations and agricultural extension. The academy is sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection and the American Peanut Shellers Association. Each grower participant is nominated by their county and then selected by a committee of state leaders. The 2024-2025 […]

Ashley Kelley Joins APPA Board of Directors

7 March 2024 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Ashley Kelley, a third-generation farmer from Andalusia, Alabama, has a story different than most. Kelley grew up on his family’s farm but parted ways with it for a while as a young adult trying to find the right career path. Eventually, farming found its’ way back into his life. In 2009, he got back into […]

USDA Announces Voting Period for Continuance Referendum

29 February 2024 by: Kaycee Rippey In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

USDA Announces Voting Period for Continuance Referendum for National Peanut Research and Promotion Program Eligible peanut producers can opt to vote electronically or by paper ballot.   FEB 28, 2024 – ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a referendum among eligible producers of peanuts […]