News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

First Drug Treatment for Peanut Allergy Approved by FDA

18 February 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Palforzia, produced by Aimmune Therapeutics, to lessen allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, that may occur with accidental exposure to peanuts.   Palforzia is an oral immunotherapy (OIT) shown to help some children and teens increase tolerance, reducing the likelihood of a serious reaction from accidental […]

Dates Set For 2020 Alabama Peanut Production Meetings

7 February 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Alabama Peanut Team are gearing up for the 2020 Alabama Peanut Production Meetings. Eight meetings are scheduled for around the state for peanut growers to get updated information weed control, disease control, pest control and production/ variety information. Make plans to attend one of these meetings near you. […]

The 2020 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show A Success

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

More than 500 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 15th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show on Feb. 6, 2020, at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds, in Dothan, Alabama. The show is sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, and the National Peanut Board. The […]

Farm Press is seeking nominations for the 2020 Peanut Efficiency Awards

3 February 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

By: Brad Haire, Southeast Farm Press   The Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award is based on production efficiency and honoring the many growers who produce the highest yields by using inputs wisely.   Awards are presented to growers from the Lower Southeast, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida; the Upper Southeast, including Virginia, North Carolina and South […]

15th Annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Feb. 6

21 January 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The 15th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at the National Peanut Festival in Dothan.   Registration and doors open at 8:30 a.m. Attendees can enjoy a grilled PB&J sandwich and other refreshments while walking around the trade show. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon, along with […]

APPA seeks National Peanut Board nominees

3 January 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on February 6, 2020, following the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade […]

USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

25 November 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News

(Washington, D.C., Nov. 15) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to […]

Culinarians Attend Farm-to-Table Harvest Tour

30 October 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Some of the nation’s top chefs, food bloggers and culinary arts instructors dug into the heart of peanut country when they attended the farm-to-table Peanut Harvest Tour in Dothan, Oct. 20-23.   Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA), Southern Peanut Growers and the National Peanut Board, the event included farm tours and stops […]

November 30/30 Peanut Challenge

29 October 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

November 30/30 Peanut Challenge Starting NOVEMBER 1st, join the 30/30 Peanut Challenge, and kick-off a healthy habit that helps you feel your best for years to come!   By eating just one serving of peanuts or peanut butter per day for 30 days, you’ll get more nutrients we normally miss out on, along with protection […]

2019 Alabama Irrigation Income Tax Credit

28 October 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) established an irrigation webpage as a result of HB 260, which was signed by the Governor on March 28, 2018. Please view the weblink below: http://agi.alabama.gov/s/irrigation ADAI is requesting that producers who performed agriculture irrigation upgrades in the 2019 calendar year to complete the required irrigation questionnaire. The […]