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2015 crop evaluation

26 June 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Kris Balkcom, Peanut Specialist for Auburn University, recently told attendees at the USA Peanut Congress that after reports on estimated acres, the leaders in the industry have lowered the peanut acreage estimate for 2015. Earlier in the season, the peanut specialist had predicted a 20 percent increase in peanut acreage for 2015. After adding up […]

Millennial Dining Summit

8 June 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The National Peanut Board and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) welcomed over 12 distinguished professional chefs to St. Helena, Calif. for NPB’s first-ever Millennial Dining Summit. Held over the course of two days, the summit helped chefs discover the many new food and flavor concepts that millennials are gravitating towards in the food service […]

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 […]