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Pod blasting available this season

24 August 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut harvest is only a few weeks away and now is the time for growers to check their peanuts to determine the optimum maturity date. Digging peanuts at the right time is one of the most important decisions a producer can make. Peanut pod blasting techniques help farmers determine the ideal time to dig peanuts […]

WREC hosts field crops day

23 August 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The Wiregrass Research & Extension Center (WREC) in Headland, Ala. hosted their annual Field Crops Day last Friday, August 21st. It was evident, with the standing room only crowd during the registration portion, this year’s field day was very important to farmers who were anxious to learn as much as possible from field tests at […]

Peanut Field Day Aug. 21

7 August 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The 2015 Field Crops Field Day will be held on Friday, August 21 at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center (WREC) in Headland, Alabama. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with field tours starting at 8:30 a.m. Pesticide points will be available to attendees. The event is being held cooperatively by Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative […]

Southern Peanut Growers Conference 2015

24 July 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference kicked off Thursday, July 23 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. Hundreds of growers from across the peanut producing states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi are attending the three-day educational meeting. The first general session, “Research: The Future is Now,” featured a panel of researchers who discussed […]

Planted acres up in Alabama

2 July 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

A report released this week by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows an increase in acres planted in peanuts this year in Alabama. Although previous reports indicated Alabama to be at 185,000 acres that have been planted, the new forecast shows Alabama at 215,000 planted acres with an expected 212,000 acres to be harvested. The […]

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 […]