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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 […]

Job Posting for Office Manager

7 January 2021 by: Abby Himburg In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is looking to hire an Office Manager. Please direct cover letters and resumes to Executive Director, Jacob Davis, at jdavis@alpeanuts.com   APPA Office Manager Job Announcement-2021  

NPB Offers Tuition Grant for Peanut Farmers to Attend Farm Management Program

6 January 2021 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Times are challenging on the farm these days. Farmers run and finance large and diverse businesses, manage capital, handle labor issues and navigate regulations. An operator is constantly busy working in their business. The Executive Farm Management Program (EFMP) is designed to help farmers work on their business. This year the National Peanut Board is […]

2021 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is postponed

17 December 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama – Florida Peanut Trade Show scheduled for Feb. 4, 2021 in Dothan has been postponed until February 2022.   The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and Florida Peanut Producers Association made the decision after the Alabama COVID-19 Safer at Home order was extended until Jan. 22, 2021. Should the mandate be extended past Jan. […]

United States Peanut Federation Addresses EU Tariffs

11 November 2020 by: Abby Himburg In: News Peanuts & Political News

November 11, 2020   On Monday, the European Union slapped new tariffs on in-shell peanuts, peanut kernels, and peanut oil at a level of 25%. The tariffs went into effect on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.   The tariffs are authorized by the World Trade Organization. This is in retaliation by the European Union against the U.S. over […]