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Peanut Per Capita Consumption Breaks New Record

8 September 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

National Peanut Board celebrates 20th anniversary with all-time high of 7.6 pounds per capita consumption   Founded in the year 2000, the check off for America’s peanut farmers and their families celebrates 20 years of growth with an unprecedented level of per capita peanut consumption. Calculated based on USDA and U.S. Census data, per capita peanut […]

2020 Wiregrass Area Pod Blast Schedule Announced

21 August 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Henry County Extension Office and the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center have announced the 2020 Wiregrass area peanut pod blast schedule.   With peanut harvest right around the corner, pod blasting helps farmers to determine the optimum maturity date of their crop.   Click here for the schedule: 2020 Wiregrass Area Pod Blast Schedule […]

The Power of Peanuts for Growing Kiddos

14 August 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog

Back-to-school season is here! Whether your child is returning to the classroom in-person or virtually, a healthy lunch is critical to keeping kiddos focused and fueled up for all of the day’s lessons. Of course, the challenge can be finding nutritious options that kids actually enjoy.   Enter the peanut.   Packed with protein for […]

Social Distancing Wiregrass Weed Tour Showcases Continuing Research

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Wiregrass Research and Extension Center (WREC) in Headland, Alabama hosted its first ever “social distancing” Wiregrass Weed Tour Thursday, August 13, 2020.   Attendees parked in the field and listened to the presenters by tuning to an FM frequency. Presenters were also videoed, and segments were shared to the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center […]

Job Posting for Communications Coordinator

3 August 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator. Please direct cover letters and resumes to Executive Director, Jacob Davis, at jdavis@alpeanuts.com. Communications Coordinator Job Description

Alabama Peanut Check-off Wins 95% Approval in Referendum

29 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Alabama peanut farmers voted to continue the current assessment on peanuts that is collected by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and administered by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA). In a referendum conducted on July 23, 2020, ninety-five percent of those who voted said “yes” to continuing APPA’s programs in education, promotion and […]

Help Wanted for 2020 Peanut Harvest

21 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries is accepting applications for temporary employment to assist with the 2020 Peanut Harvest Season. If you need more information, click on the link below or call 251-438-2549. 2020 Peanut Harvest Season Temporary Employment Information  

Peanut Industry Forms United States Peanut Federation

13 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Political News

Peanut industry growers, shellers, and buying points have joined together to form the United States Peanut Federation (USPF). USPF will serve as a unified voice in Washington D.C. for all sectors of the peanut industry and advocate actively for strong agricultural policy. USPF’s mission is to protect, promote, and improve business conditions for the peanut […]

2020 Alabama Peanut Referendum Vote – July 23

9 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The 2020 Peanut Referendum vote is set for Thursday, July 23, 2020. All farmers who produced peanuts in 2017, 2018 and 2019 are eligible to vote. Voting hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Here is a list of polling locations: 2020 Referendum Polling Places 7-10-2020 If the referendum is carried by the majority of those […]

New Trade Deal With Mexico, Canada Takes Effect

1 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) takes effect today, bringing good news to Alabama farmers hit hard by low commodity prices and market disruption in the wake of COVID-19.   USMCA is a better deal for America’s farmers, consumers and workers that will set them up for success for decades to come. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture […]