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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 […]

Rep. Crawford talks legislation

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

Farming legislation is always a concern for peanut producers. This year during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference held in July, 2014, attendees heard from Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas, a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Crawford said it was very tough in getting a farm bill finally passed this year. He also said he […]

Griggs recognized during conference

by: alp_admin In: News Peanuts & Political News

Former Alabama Peanut Producers Association Executive Director Randy Griggs, center, was honored during the morning session of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference today. He is pictured with APPA Executive Director Jim Cravey, left, and APPA President Carl Sanders. Randy joined the Alabama Farmers Federation in 1978. During his time in Montgomery, Alabama, he served as Director […]

2014 Peanut Acreage

1 July 2014 by: alp_admin In: News

Peanut growers planted 1.32 million acres in 2014 and intend to harvest 1.28 million acres, both up 23 percent from the previous year. The increase in planted area is mainly due to lower corn and soybean prices. Last year, growers decreased peanut acres in many states due to larger supplies and strong grain prices. Alabama […]