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Common Questions Concerning Herbicide Application in Dry Weather

11 May 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

With the recent dry weather in Alabama, Dr. Steve Li, Extension Weed Scientist, put together some timely information for farmers concerning herbicide application. These are his response to questions he has received from growers across the peanut belt. To read more click on the link: Herbicide applications in dryland peanuts under hot and dry conditions

New Peanut Allergy Research Released

25 April 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

The National Peanut Board has released new research that supports introducing peanuts to infants early to prevent peanut allergies. Visit to learn more about the research.

2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

9 April 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 19-21, 2018, at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. This year’s conference offers farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, market growth, and production issues. The registration deadline is June 30. The registration fee increases by $50 on […]

PB&J Party at Auburn University

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Auburn University Young Farmers and Auburn University Ag Council came together on March 30, 2018 at the ALFA Pavilion on Auburn University’s campus for the first ever PB&J Party. Over 30 College of Agriculture students divided into two teams to see who could make the most PB&J sandwiches in one hour. The winning team […]

Heart Healthy Peanuts

14 February 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

PEANUTS ARE CERTIFIED AS “HEART-HEALTHY” FOOD BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S HEART CHECK PROGRAM   Eating a Handful of Peanuts Daily Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease in Half The American Heart Association has certified some brands of oil roasted salted peanuts with the Heart-Check mark, making it easier for consumers to identify Peanuts […]

Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News

Congress cleared a budget agreement and disaster-aid package that has a significant impact on farmers for the 2018 crop year. The budget agreement passed the House by a vote of 240 to 186 and passed the Senate by a vote of 71 to 28. The President has also signed the legislation.   Read full press […]

2018 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show set for February 8

19 January 2018 by: Marlee Moore In: News

The 13th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is fast approaching. This year’s show will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, located on Hwy. 231 South in Dothan, Alabama. Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the one-day event offers farmers a full day […]

Alabama farmers appointed to serve on National Peanut Board

15 January 2018 by: Marlee Moore In: News

  Two Alabama farmers have recently been appointed to serve on the National Peanut Board by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Tom Corcoran, Barbour County farmer, is a newly appointed board member to the National Peanut Board, and Thomas Adams, Henry County farmer, is a newly appointed alternate to the board. The appointees will serve three-year […]

Farmers Join Miss Alabama To Fight Hunger

9 November 2017 by: Marlee Moore In: News Peanuts & Political News

Miss Alabama Jessica Procter is nuts about service. From volunteer work to public speaking, Procter routinely digs deep and spreads awareness to decrease food insecurity.   But digging peanuts? That’s a new nut to crack for the 21-year-old who won the Miss America Quality of Life Award for her platform, Step Up To The Plate: […]

Farmers Applaud Changes To USDA Peanut Standards

25 October 2017 by: Marlee Moore In: News Peanuts & Political News Uncategorized

The announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the U.S. is good news for Alabama peanut farmers.   USDA Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the final rule (7 CFR Part 996) published in the Federal Register. The rule implements […]