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Adams Shares Look At Peanut Harvest In A 360-degree Virtual Tour

28 April 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The National Peanut Board (NPB) worked with Thomas Adams, a Henry County peanut farmer and Alabama Peanut Producers Association board member, to produce a 360-degree virtual reality video tour of peanut harvest season. Adams also serves on the NPB as the alternate for Alabama.

Register for the 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

5 April 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

It’s time to register for the 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference set for July 15-17 at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida.   Online Registration Conference Website Sponsorship Information   Questions? Call 334-792-6482.

Peanuts… A Super-powered Superfood Grown by Superheros

19 March 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog News Peanuts & Your Health

The world was caught off guard in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. Peanuts proved to be a necessity to many Americans during this uncertain time. According to the National Peanut Board, March 2020 peanut butter sales increased 75% over the previous year, and per capita consumption of peanuts increased to 7.6 pounds in 2020 – […]

Peanuts are Part of a Healthy Diet for Life

12 March 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog News Peanuts & Your Health

National Peanut Month is a great time to focus on Peanut Nutrition. USDA released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) at the end of last year. The DGAs are notable to the peanut industry for the following reasons:   For the first time ever, the DGAs have included nutrition guidance for infants and children […]

Coastal Growers Shelling Facility in Atmore

10 March 2021 by: Abby Himburg In: News Peanuts & Political News

UPDATED 3/10/21   ATMORE, ALA. – Today, Wednesday March 10th , Coastal Growers LLC held their official groundbreaking ceremony. The city welcomed Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to Atmore as part of the groundbreaking ceremony.   “I’m thrilled to be a part of the groundbreaking for Coastal Growers, which will be a first-class peanut production facility,” […]

How Peanuts Power Heart Health

5 March 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog News Peanuts & Your Health

WHAT WE EAT HAS A DIRECT CONNECTION WITH HOW WE FEEL Our food can help protect our bodies against certain diseases and health conditions. When it comes to our hearts, peanuts in particular can provide some big-time benefits – which is why they are certified as part of the American Heart Association’s ‘Heart Check’ program. […]

March is National Peanut Month

26 February 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Alabama Peanut Blog News

March is National Peanut Month. It’s a time to celebrate the little legume with big impact on our health and our economy. Alabama peanut growers are proud of the peanuts they grow, and they take pride in growing a nutritious and sustainable food source for our state, nation and the world.   The Alabama peanut […]

Peanut Allergy Treatment Provides Parents Hope

25 February 2021 by: Abby Himburg In: Alabama Peanut Blog News Peanuts & Your Health

Henry County parents, Caleb and Freda Bristow were heartbroken, yet determined after finding out their youngest son Sam, suffered from a peanut allergy. For some parents this information may seem frustrating and inconvenient but for the Bristow family it was very problematic.   Caleb Bristow grew up on a peanut farm, manages a peanut buying […]

USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS’ PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2021

16 February 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

ATHENS, GA – As the 2021 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.   “Each year, the agriculture industry awaits USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, which provides the first survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions […]

Alabama Peanut Producers Association Holds Annual Meeting

8 February 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut farmers from across Alabama gathered in Dothan for the 2021 Annual Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) meeting on Thursday, February 4.   During the meeting the delegates elected open director positions for the APPA board. Baldwin County had two director seats open. Mark Kaiser and Joel Sirmon were both re-elected to those positions. Carl […]