News – Page 17 – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Roby talks with peanut growers

1 June 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Alabama, recently spoke to a group of peanut growers from the Wiregrass area and reiterated her dedication to agriculture and protecting the farmers’ interests in Washington. Pictured is Carl Sanders (center), president of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, as he and Mitt Walker (left) , director, National Legislative Programs for the […]

Certify Conservation Compliance Deadline

14 May 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds all producers, including, fruit, vegetable and nursery producers, that they need to have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification form (AD-1026) on file with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015. The 2014 Farm Bill required all producers have the form […]

Thousands attend Southern Women’s Show

13 May 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

This years Southern Women’s Show festivities in Nashville, TN kicked off on April 30th and was proclaimed “Peanut Lover’s Day” at the show! Members from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and the Southern Peanut Growers (SPG) exhibited during the four-day event that welcomed over 60,000 in attendance. The first 250 guests through the doors […]

Walking for healthier babies

20 April 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Members of the 2015 Alabama Peanut Producers Association’s “Peanut Team” participated in the March of Dimes’ “March for Babies” walk on Saturday, April 18, 2015. This year’s event was held at the Geri Moulton Children’s Park, located in front of USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. This marked the sixth consecutive year the […]

Carver lecture series

14 April 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Tuskegee University (TU) hosted the George Washington Carver Lecture Series on global food security and agricultural innovations April 8 on campus. The Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation co-sponsored the event. From left are Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) President Carl Sanders, APPA Executive Director Caleb Bristow, TU College of Agriculture Dean Walter Hill and former APPA […]

2015 U.S. Peanut Acreage Forecast

31 March 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The National Agricultural Statistics Service has released planting intentions for the 2015 crop year which indicates peanut producers intend to plant 1.48 million acres in 2015, up 9 percent from the previous year. The expected increase in planted area is mainly due to relatively low prices of other crops, especially cotton. In Alabama, the second […]

USDA extends deadline to April 7th

by: alp_admin In: News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015. […]

APPA hosts food allergy seminar

19 March 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Feeding thousands of children each day is a job Alabama school lunch workers take seriously. Providing those workers with facts about food allergies was the topic of a seminar hosted by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association March 15. The Alabama Food Service and Nutrition Expo in Montgomery attracted hundreds of food service workers from around […]

March – National Peanut Month

3 March 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

March is National Peanut Month and the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) is encouraging everyone to celebrate by indulging in one of America’s favorite foods. National Peanut Month first began as National Peanut Week in 1941. It was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1974. On average, Americans eat about 6 pounds of peanuts per […]

Extension for updates

27 February 2015 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31 WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, […]