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Annual Field Crops Day to be held at Wiregrass Research & Extension Center

12 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Wiregrass Research & Extension Center will host their annual field crops day on Friday, August 23, 2019.    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Field tours begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.   Topics to discuss include: Disaster Relief Payment Sprayer drift demonstration Cotton pest management Cover crops Peanut Varieties   The […]

New Peanut Allergy Resource for School & Health Professionals

7 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

Peanuts are a nutritious, delicious and affordable food for the 98% of children who do not have a peanut allergy, according to the new resource from the National Peanut Board “Instead of Peanut Free… Be Allergen Aware.” Read more by clicking here.

Shaver is Finalist of Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award

5 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Hunter Shaver of Goshen FFA is the fourth-place finalist of the 2019 Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production State Proficiency Award. Shaver works on his family farm in Pike County, which includes 200 acres of peanuts and 450 acres of cotton.   Shaver, the son of Kristi and Jim Shaver, began working on his […]

Help Wanted for the 2019 Peanut Harvest Season

2 August 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Federal State Inspection Service is hiring seasonal workers for the 2019 peanut harvest season. Click here to get more information.

Adkins is Finalist of Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award

30 July 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Jackson Adkins of Rehobeth FFA is the third place finalist of the 2019 Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production State Proficiency Award. Adkins currently works on a 2,200-acre peanut, cotton, corn and cattle farm in Houston County.   Adkins, the son of Jennifer and Jason Adkins, began working on his supervised agricultural experience (SAE) […]

USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers

25 July 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

  (Washington, D.C., July 25, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals. In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with the estimated […]

Lee is Runner-Up of Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award

24 July 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Dyllan Lee of Enterprise FFA is the runner-up of the 2019 Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production State Proficiency Award. Lee works for Walden Farms, a 3,500-acre farm in Dale County.   Lee, the son of Christy and Brad Lee, began working on his supervised agricultural experience (SAE) in 2016. Lee’s main responsibilities on […]

Scott Wins Alabama FFA Proficiency Award

10 July 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Jesse Scott Jr. of Slocomb FFA is the 2019 Alabama FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production State Proficiency Award winner. Scott works alongside his father on their 1,400-acre Geneva County farm where they grow cotton, soybeans and peanuts.   Scott, the son of Jesse Sr. and Tammy Scott, began working on his supervised agricultural experience […]

National Peanut Board Wins Grower Support with 93% Approval in Referendum

10 June 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

June 7, 2019 – ATLANTA, GA – Peanut producers voted overwhelmingly to continue the Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Program, administered by the National Peanut Board (NPB), in a referendum conducted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from April 15 through May 3, 2019. Ninety-three percent of those who voted said “yes” to […]

Early Introduction of Peanuts Helps Avoid Allergies

22 May 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

Houston County farmer Fred Helms has been growing peanuts 43 years. He said nothing is more important than growing a safe, delicious, nutritious product people enjoy. That’s why he and other farmers support research to address food allergies.   “America’s peanut farmers, through the National Peanut Board (NPB), have contributed more than $25.3 million for […]