News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Johnson to Lead Peanut Promotion, Research Efforts

5 June 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Alabama’s 900-plus peanut farmers have a new champion in their corner. Libbie Johnson joined the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) as executive director on June 5.   Johnson hails from Florida Extension, where she gleaned over 20 years of industry experience and built relationships critical to her new role.   “I’m excited to get to […]

Registration Open for 2023 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

2 June 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

The 24th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 27-29, 2023 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. Click here to register and see the conference schedule. Visit the conference blog to see speaker and sponsor interviews as […]

Irrigation and Sustainability Field Days

31 May 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Members of the NRCS funded project “The Future of Farming” are hosting two Irrigation and Sustainability Field Days scheduled for this summer. Aspects related to Best Irrigation Management Practices, Fertigation, Variable Rate Irrigation, and the Impact of Conservation Practices on Sustainability will be covered.   On June 26th, the first field day will take place […]

USDA, NASS Releases Alabama Peanut County Estimates 2022

22 May 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

The USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) has published the 2022 estimated peanut production for Alabama. NASS has estimated that Alabama peanut growers produced 559 million pounds of peanuts in 2022. That makes Alabama 2nd in the nation in peanut production, with Georgia ranking first. The U.S. produced 5.57 billion pounds of peanuts in 2022. […]

Pandemic Assistance Revenue and Emergency Relief Program

19 May 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

USDA Urban Agriculture Programs at a Glance Agricultural producers can begin to apply for two new important programs for revenue losses, from 2020 and 2021 natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic. Both programs equitably fill gaps in earlier assistance. Applications for both new programs are due June 2, 2023, and you can apply for both […]

Alabama Peanut Referendum Wins 91% Approval

21 April 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Alabama peanut farmers voted to continue the current assessment on peanuts that is collected by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and administered by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA). In a referendum conducted on April 20, 2023, an unofficial but complete vote, ninety-one percent said “yes” to continuing APPA’s programs in education, promotion, […]

Alabama Extension Releases Ag Outlook 2023

11 April 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Increasing prices were seen across the board for agriculture in the crops and livestock sectors in 2022. As a result, the USDA is projecting a 26.5 percent increase in net cash farm income in the US. Tempering that growth was the continued increase in production expenses in almost all expense categories. This is even more […]

Farm Bill Listening Sessions to be held

23 March 2023 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Congressman Barry Moore is hosting several Farm Bill Listening Sessions for Alabamians to attend regarding the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. The dates are:   April 4: 10 a.m. CT in Montgomery at Alabama Ag & Industries – 1145 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107   Please note the corrected address for this location. April 5: 10 a.m. CT […]

Peanut butter donation made for tornado relief

22 March 2023 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) partnered with Alabama Ag Credit, First South Farm Credit, Autauga County Famers Federation and Dallas County Farmers Federation to donate Peanut Proud peanut butter to the communities in Dallas and Autauga counties devastated by tornadoes in January 2023. While recovery efforts continue in the areas affected by the tornadoes, […]

Alabama legislators, Gov. Ivey celebrate peanut month

17 March 2023 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

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 16, 2023.   Carl Sanders, APPA President from Coffee County, and Billy Hixon, APPA board member for Pike County, led the House of Representatives […]