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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 […]

March – National Peanut Month

3 March 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

March is National Peanut Month and the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) is encouraging everyone to celebrate by indulging in one of America’s favorite foods. National Peanut Month first began as National Peanut Week in 1941. It was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1974. On average, Americans eat about 6 pounds of peanuts per […]

Extension for updates

27 February 2015 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31 WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, […]


25 February 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

A recent study out of Great Britain found that introducing peanut products into an infant’s diet reduces the child’s chances of developing a peanut allergy by 81 percent. The study tested more than 600 high-risk infants, defined as babies with eczema and/or egg allergies. It was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

Bristow Named APPA Executive Director

16 February 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Caleb Bristow of Henry County is the new executive director for the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, an affiliate of the Alabama Farmers Federation. His first official day was Feb. 16, however he was introduced to peanut farmers at the APPA Annual Meeting in Dothan Feb. 12. Federation Governmental and Agricultural Programs Director Brian Hardin said […]

Peanut trade show attracts record crowd

13 February 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Dale County farmer Chris Thompson examines new farm equipment at the trade show.[/caption] The 10th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show hosted a record number of 650 attendees at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan Friday. Farmers elected new leaders, learned about new technologies and attended seed, research and production seminars during the event. Dale […]

Peanut production meetings set

4 February 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut production meetings will be held across south Alabama next week. Several topics will be discussed at the meetings including the current status of the farm bill. Agriculture experts will be making presentations as well. Speakers and topics are the Market Outlook for 2015, Dr. Marshall Lamb, USDA/ARS; Varieties & Production, Kris Balkcom, Auburn University; […]