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NPB elects new officers

21 December 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

 Gayle White, a farmer from Frederick, Okla. was recently elected chairman of the 12-member National Peanut Board last week during the Board’s quarterly meeting in Atlanta, Ga. White, who is the Oklahoma member and had been the board’s treasurer, will begin her one-year term Jan. 1. “I’m honored to serve all peanut farmers as chairman […]

10 December 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is fast approaching. This year’s show will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 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 to […]

Bentley seeks disaster declaration

13 November 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Heavy rain during peak harvest times in south central Alabama and the Wiregrass has prompted Gov. Robert Bentley to ask for an assessment to determine whether area counties qualify for federal disaster assistance. According to news reports, Bentley sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Thursday requesting a formal damage assessment […]

30 October 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank in Dothan, Ala. received 2,880 jars of peanut butter this morning from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA). That’s enough to make more than 51,000 peanut butter sandwiches. The donation was made possible by the check-off dollars APPA receives from the approximate 1,200 peanut growers in the state. […]

USDA issues safety net payments

28 October 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

On Monday, October 26, 2015, USDA announced that nearly 1 million farmers will receive safety-net payments from the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2014 crop year. The programs provide important financial protection against unexpected changes in the marketplace. More than 1.7 million farmers and ranchers participate in ARC or […]

PB donated

22 October 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut Proud has donated 62,000 jars of peanut butter to help the thousands of families affected by the flooding disaster in South Carolina. The estimated retail value of this donation is $180,000. Peanut Proud is facilitating three shipments of various brands of peanut butter manufactured by J.M. Smucker Company, Algood Foods, Golden Boy Foods, The Kroger Company, […]

El Niño adds sense of urgency

29 September 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

AUBURN, Ala.—One of the strongest El Niño climate phases in decades has been building for several months and could make for a tricky fall harvest in Alabama and the lower Southeast. Row crop farmers preparing for harvest should think in terms of “the sooner the better,” said Auburn University researcher Brenda Ortiz, an associate professor […]

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 […]