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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 […]

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 […]