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Alabama Peanut Check-off Wins 95% Approval in Referendum

29 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Alabama peanut farmers voted to continue the current assessment on peanuts that is collected by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and administered by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA). In a referendum conducted on July 23, 2020, ninety-five percent of those who voted said “yes” to continuing APPA’s programs in education, promotion and […]

Help Wanted for 2020 Peanut Harvest

21 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries is accepting applications for temporary employment to assist with the 2020 Peanut Harvest Season. If you need more information, click on the link below or call 251-438-2549. 2020 Peanut Harvest Season Temporary Employment Information  

Peanut Industry Forms United States Peanut Federation

13 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Political News

Peanut industry growers, shellers, and buying points have joined together to form the United States Peanut Federation (USPF). USPF will serve as a unified voice in Washington D.C. for all sectors of the peanut industry and advocate actively for strong agricultural policy. USPF’s mission is to protect, promote, and improve business conditions for the peanut […]

2020 Alabama Peanut Referendum Vote – July 23

9 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The 2020 Peanut Referendum vote is set for Thursday, July 23, 2020. All farmers who produced peanuts in 2017, 2018 and 2019 are eligible to vote. Voting hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Here is a list of polling locations: 2020 Referendum Polling Places 7-10-2020 If the referendum is carried by the majority of those […]

New Trade Deal With Mexico, Canada Takes Effect

1 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) takes effect today, bringing good news to Alabama farmers hit hard by low commodity prices and market disruption in the wake of COVID-19.   USMCA is a better deal for America’s farmers, consumers and workers that will set them up for success for decades to come. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture […]

2020 Peanut Growing Season Insights

29 June 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Kris Balkcom, our resident Peanut Agronomist and Extension Specialist, gives his insights on how the our peanut crop is shaping up so far.   Following warm temperatures in March, no one could have predicted the cool temperatures experienced in late April and early May. We were prepared to start back planting peanuts earlier after our […]

Weed Control Update

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Dr. Steve Li, extension specialist, gives farmers a few tips for weed control after peanuts have been planted.   The recent dicamba ban has seriously disrupted the weed control plan of many growers who want to use it. No new sales of Xtendimax, Engenia and FeXapan are allowed after the court ban on June 3. […]

Subsurface Drip Irrigation Finds Home With Small Fields

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Growers with small and irregular shaped fields may find an option with subsurface drip irrigation in their fields based on research from Auburn University.   Kris Balkcom, Extension Peanut Agronomist, from Auburn University, has been researching subsurface drip irrigation in peanuts since 1999 at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland, Alabama.   He […]

14,400 Jars of Peanut Butter Donated to Alabama Food Bank Association

11 June 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut Farmers Donate 14,400 Jars Of Peanut Butter To Alabama Food Bank Association MONTGOMERY, Ala. – June 11, 2020 – Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) donated 14,400 jars of peanut butter to the Alabama Food Bank Association to assist eight regional food banks with feeding their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on […]

Peanut Pest Alert: Don’t let THRIPS trip you!

13 May 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

One of the earliest insect pests of peanuts includes the small flying insects called thrips. Thrips have bristly wings and can fly or ride the air currents over long distances. There are several species of thrips that can be found on peanuts, most commonly the tobacco thrips and the western flower thrips. Thrips also transmit […]