News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

2024 Alabama Peanut Production Meetings Schedule Available

8 February 2024 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Alabama Peanut Team kick-off the 2024 Alabama Peanut Production meetings on Monday, Feb. 12 in Cullman, AL. This is the first of eight meetings that will be held across the state for peanut farmers.   Peanut farmers will hear the latest research-based recommendations for managing disease, insects and […]

Alabama 4-H Peanut Essay Contest Winners Announced

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is proud to sponsor the Alabama 4-H Peanut Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “How Peanuts Have Comforted You?”   Twenty-nine entries from 15 counties were received for judging in the state contest. Each 4-H’er who had an essay entered in the state contest receives a peanut t-shirt. The winners […]

Tuberville Presses Appropriators To Freeze H-2A Rates

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) led nine Republican colleagues in sending a letter to leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees slamming the increase in Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR). Senator Tuberville and his colleagues are requesting language in an upcoming appropriations package to freeze H-2A wage rates at the January 2023 levels and reinstate the 14-day delay between the AEWR rate posting and the […]

Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show Held Feb. 1, 2024

5 February 2024 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

DOTHAN, Ala. (Feb. 2, 2024) – Peanut growers from Alabama and Florida were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show February 1, 2024 at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. The trade show was hosted by Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and Florida Peanut Producers […]

2024 Alabama-Florida Peanut Show Set for Feb. 1

8 December 2023 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. The show is hosted by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, and sponsored by the National Peanut Board. Our venue sponsor is the National Peanut Festival.   Peanut farmers from Alabama and Florida can expect to visit with […]

Alabama Shines as Sunbelt Ag Expo’s Spotlight State

30 November 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

From the coast’s greenhouses and sweet potato fields to the bountiful row crops of the Wiregrass and northwest to the forests, pastures and poultry houses scattered throughout, Alabama agriculture shined brightly as Sunbelt Ag Expo’s 2023 Spotlight State.   The state agricultural marketing brand provided a cohesive theme as more than 10,000 visitors to the […]

APPA Shares the Comfort of Peanuts at the 2023 National Peanut Festival

17 November 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

     November is the month of comfort. Farmers wrap up their harvest season, families travel home to gather around tables with an assortment of food, and folks from all over rush to attend the National Peanut Festival. The 2023 National Peanut Festival (NPF) has come and gone, but peanut farmers are still working; Working […]

2023 Farm to Table Peanut Harvest Tour

28 September 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

   SOUTHWEST, AL (Sept. 24-26) – A group of Alabama culinary educators and a food blogger became students this week as they joined the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) for the 2023 Alabama Farm to Table Peanut Harvest Tour on Sept. 24-26, 2023. The goal of the harvest tour is to educate the participants so […]

2023 National Peanut Festival Recipe Contest set for Oct. 26

8 September 2023 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The 2023 National Peanut Festival (NPF) Recipe Contest is set for Thursday, October 26. Entries can be dropped off at the NPF Volunteer Building between 8 – 10 am. Judging begins at  10 a.m. Awards ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the NPF Bank Plus Arena.   Click this link for rules and entry […]

Applications are now being accepted for Peanut Leadership Academy Class XIII

25 August 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

The Peanut Leadership Academy is a cooperative effort between grower organizations and agricultural extension. The academy is sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection and the American Peanut Shellers Association. Participants are nominated by agricultural leaders in their counties and then selected by a committee of state leaders.   The program began in 1998 with the first […]