News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Applications are now being accepted for Peanut Leadership Academy Class XII

3 August 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Applications are now being accepted for Class XII of the Peanut Leadership Academy. To be eligible for participation, candidates must derive their primary livelihood from farming and currently produce peanuts, make a commitment to the program and agree to attend all sessions except in times of illness or a family emergency, be between the ages […]

Alabama Ag Economic Update Newsletter

29 July 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Dr. Adam Rabinowitz, Extension Economist for Alabama Cooperative Extension and Auburn Unversity, is sharing the first edition of the Ag Economic Update, a newsletter from the ACES Farm and Agribusiness Management team focused on providing information relevant to Alabama farmers, landowners, lenders, and other stakeholders in the state.   If you would like to receive […]

2021 Wiregrass Weed Tour

21 July 2021 by: Abby Himburg In: News

The Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland, Alabama hosted its annual summer weed tour on July 12, 2021.   Attendees gathered that morning and boarded covered wagons pulled by tractors. Attendees viewed several different fields, each with different crops, weeds and spraying techniques. Presentations were given that covered weed control in cotton and peanuts, […]

Weed Management Tours for Peanuts and Cotton

2 July 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut and cotton growers in Southeast and Southwest Alabama have the opportunity to visit weed management test plots in July. These tours give growers a look at which chemicals are working in the fields, and an opportunity to learn about new options for weed management. The peanut research is funded by growers check-off dollars through […]

Tropical Storm Claudette Leaves Peanut Fields Soggy

22 June 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

While the rain many received from Tropical Storm Claudette is appreciated, it has been said you can have too much of a good thing.   Peanut growers in Southeast Alabama received the majority of the rainfall. Mark Kaiser, a Baldwin County peanut farmer and APPA vice president, received over 7 inches of rain. Escambia County […]

2020 Estimated Peanut Production for Alabama Released

25 May 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) has published the 2020 estimated peanut production for Alabama. NASS has estimated that Alabama peanut growers produced 637 million pounds of peanuts in 2020. That makes Alabama 2nd in the nation in peanut production, with Georgia ranking first. The U.S. produced 6.13 billion pounds of peanuts in 2020. Houston […]

Adams Shares Look At Peanut Harvest In A 360-degree Virtual Tour

28 April 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The National Peanut Board (NPB) worked with Thomas Adams, a Henry County peanut farmer and Alabama Peanut Producers Association board member, to produce a 360-degree virtual reality video tour of peanut harvest season. Adams also serves on the NPB as the alternate for Alabama.

Register for the 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

5 April 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

It’s time to register for the 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference set for July 15-17 at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida.   Online Registration Conference Website Sponsorship Information   Questions? Call 334-792-6482.

Peanuts… A Super-powered Superfood Grown by Superheros

19 March 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog News Peanuts & Your Health

The world was caught off guard in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. Peanuts proved to be a necessity to many Americans during this uncertain time. According to the National Peanut Board, March 2020 peanut butter sales increased 75% over the previous year, and per capita consumption of peanuts increased to 7.6 pounds in 2020 – […]

Peanuts are Part of a Healthy Diet for Life

12 March 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog News Peanuts & Your Health

National Peanut Month is a great time to focus on Peanut Nutrition. USDA released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) at the end of last year. The DGAs are notable to the peanut industry for the following reasons:   For the first time ever, the DGAs have included nutrition guidance for infants and children […]