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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; […]

Peanut Leadership Academy begins

13 January 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Twenty-two peanut growers and sheller representatives from across the Southeast, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia began Class IX of the Peanut Leadership Academy hosted by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Dec. 15-17, 2014, in Panama City Beach, Florida. During the first session of the program, leadership academy attendees were introduced to one another, presented an […]

Peanut Trade Show Feb. 12

6 January 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is fast approaching. This year’s show will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, located on Hwy 231 South, Dothan, Ala. Sponsored by the Alabama and Florida Peanut Producers Associations, the one-day event offers growers a full day to view the products and […]

Mike Conaway Named 50th Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture

19 November 2014 by: alp_admin In: News

Congressman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee selected him as the 50th chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. “I am humbled and honored to be selected as the 50th chairman of the storied House Committee on Agriculture.  The work that farmers and ranchers do is part […]

Growers gain tips during field day

25 August 2014 by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Farmers saw their checkoff dollars in action Friday while attending the annual Crops Field Day at the Wiregrass Research Extension Center in Headland. About 50 farmers toured fields of peanuts, cotton and sesame and met with scientists conducting research for those crops. “We hold this tour every year about this time, just before the fall […]