News – Page 21 – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

30 October 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank in Dothan, Ala. received 2,880 jars of peanut butter this morning from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA). That’s enough to make more than 51,000 peanut butter sandwiches. The donation was made possible by the check-off dollars APPA receives from the approximate 1,200 peanut growers in the state. […]

USDA issues safety net payments

28 October 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

On Monday, October 26, 2015, USDA announced that nearly 1 million farmers will receive safety-net payments from the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2014 crop year. The programs provide important financial protection against unexpected changes in the marketplace. More than 1.7 million farmers and ranchers participate in ARC or […]

PB donated

22 October 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut Proud has donated 62,000 jars of peanut butter to help the thousands of families affected by the flooding disaster in South Carolina. The estimated retail value of this donation is $180,000. Peanut Proud is facilitating three shipments of various brands of peanut butter manufactured by J.M. Smucker Company, Algood Foods, Golden Boy Foods, The Kroger Company, […]

El Niño adds sense of urgency

29 September 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

AUBURN, Ala.—One of the strongest El Niño climate phases in decades has been building for several months and could make for a tricky fall harvest in Alabama and the lower Southeast. Row crop farmers preparing for harvest should think in terms of “the sooner the better,” said Auburn University researcher Brenda Ortiz, an associate professor […]

Pod blasting available this season

24 August 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut harvest is only a few weeks away and now is the time for growers to check their peanuts to determine the optimum maturity date. Digging peanuts at the right time is one of the most important decisions a producer can make. Peanut pod blasting techniques help farmers determine the ideal time to dig peanuts […]

WREC hosts field crops day

23 August 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The Wiregrass Research & Extension Center (WREC) in Headland, Ala. hosted their annual Field Crops Day last Friday, August 21st. It was evident, with the standing room only crowd during the registration portion, this year’s field day was very important to farmers who were anxious to learn as much as possible from field tests at […]

Peanut Field Day Aug. 21

7 August 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The 2015 Field Crops Field Day will be held on Friday, August 21 at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center (WREC) in Headland, Alabama. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with field tours starting at 8:30 a.m. Pesticide points will be available to attendees. The event is being held cooperatively by Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative […]

Southern Peanut Growers Conference 2015

24 July 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

The 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference kicked off Thursday, July 23 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. Hundreds of growers from across the peanut producing states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi are attending the three-day educational meeting. The first general session, “Research: The Future is Now,” featured a panel of researchers who discussed […]

Planted acres up in Alabama

2 July 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

A report released this week by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows an increase in acres planted in peanuts this year in Alabama. Although previous reports indicated Alabama to be at 185,000 acres that have been planted, the new forecast shows Alabama at 215,000 planted acres with an expected 212,000 acres to be harvested. The […]

2015 crop evaluation

26 June 2015 by: alp_admin In: News

Kris Balkcom, Peanut Specialist for Auburn University, recently told attendees at the USA Peanut Congress that after reports on estimated acres, the leaders in the industry have lowered the peanut acreage estimate for 2015. Earlier in the season, the peanut specialist had predicted a 20 percent increase in peanut acreage for 2015. After adding up […]