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Growers gain tips during field day

25 August 2014 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Farmers saw their checkoff dollars in action Friday while attending the annual Crops Field Day at the Wiregrass Research Extension Center in Headland. About 50 farmers toured fields of peanuts, cotton and sesame and met with scientists conducting research for those crops. “We hold this tour every year about this time, just before the fall […]

Rep. Crawford talks legislation

5 August 2014 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Farming legislation is always a concern for peanut producers. This year during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference held in July, 2014, attendees heard from Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas, a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Crawford said it was very tough in getting a farm bill finally passed this year. He also said he […]

Griggs recognized during conference

by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Former Alabama Peanut Producers Association Executive Director Randy Griggs, center, was honored during the morning session of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference today. He is pictured with APPA Executive Director Jim Cravey, left, and APPA President Carl Sanders. Randy joined the Alabama Farmers Federation in 1978. During his time in Montgomery, Alabama, he served as Director […]

2014 Peanut Acreage

1 July 2014 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut growers planted 1.32 million acres in 2014 and intend to harvest 1.28 million acres, both up 23 percent from the previous year. The increase in planted area is mainly due to lower corn and soybean prices. Last year, growers decreased peanut acres in many states due to larger supplies and strong grain prices. Alabama […]