News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

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 […]

2023 Peanut Pod Blast Schedules

by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Pod blasting refers to a method of determining peanut maturity that involves utilizing a pressure washer to blow off the outer peanut shell.   Houston County Peanut Pod Blast Schedule         Henry County Peanut Pod Blast Schedule  

2023 Harvest Photo Contest

by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

Alabama Peanut Producers Association is hosting a photo contest through Oct. 31, 2023, featuring peanut farms harvesting their 2023 crop across the state.   Enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card and free Alabama peanut merchandise!   Selected photos will be used on APPA social media platforms and in various promotional projects […]

USDA To Provide Additional Financial Assistance to Qualifying Guaranteed Farm Loan Borrowers Facing Financial Risk

14 August 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News Peanuts & Political News

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will begin providing additional, automatic financial assistance for qualifying guaranteed Farm Loan Programs (FLP) borrowers who are facing financial risk. The announcement is part of the $3.1 billion to help certain distressed farm loan borrowers that was provided through Section 22006 of […]

Tuberville and Pate Host Farm Bill Listening Sesssions

2 August 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville and Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate hosted a farm bill listening session at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center. Local farmers filled the room for a chance to have their voices heard on current agricultural issues. Tuberville and Pate discussed several topics with the group, such as fiber […]

Help Wanted for 2023 Peanut Harvest Season

14 July 2023 by: Kaycee Rippey In: News

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries is hiring seasonal workers for the 2023 Peanut Harvest season.   They will be accepting applications and conducting interviews for temporary employment between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on the dates/locations listed below. No experience is necessary. Visit to fill out and print the […]

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 […]