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Alabama FarmCorps Opportunities for Farmers, Servicemen

22 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Political News

This information is courtesy of Marlee Moore, Alabama Farmers Federation: The Alabama Farmers Federation is putting boots on the ground through Alabama FarmCorps, a program connecting farmers who need labor with military personnel looking for their next mission amid the coronavirus pandemic.   National Guardsmen, reservists and veterans qualify for FarmCorps.   “Farmers and military personnel […]

Cost-saving Options for Peanut Weed Control

21 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Row crop commodity prices have been very low due to COVID-19 and the lack of demand. Peanut prices were at $418 a ton in the second week of April. To survive low commodity prices and global economic uncertainties, farmers will need to cut expenses and use resources more efficiently.   Dr. Steve Li, Extension Weed […]

Alabama Peanut Referendum Vote Has Been Postponed

6 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

ALABAMA PEANUT REFERENDUM VOTE HAS BEEN POSTPONED   Due to the Stay-at-Home Order issued by Gov. Kay Ivey April 3, 2020, the Alabama Peanut Producers Association is postponing the Peanut Referendum vote scheduled for April 9, 2020.   All eligible peanut producers will be notified of the rescheduled date as soon as it is available. […]

Simple, Healthy Recipes for Home Cooking

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

Pantry Items as Base for Tasty, Nutritious Meals   Today, more than ever, it’s important for adults, children and seniors to focus on healthy eating and healthy habits. To provide simple, tasty and nutritious mealtime ideas, The Peanut Institute has curated a collection of recipes that include a number of pantry staples.   Nutrition scientist […]

Timely Updates on Weed Control in Peanuts

1 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Dr. Steve Li, Alabama Extension weed specialist, has shared his timely updates on weed control in peanuts. The updates include the 2020 recommendations for tropical spiderwort control in peanuts and integrated weed control in peanuts. Click on the titles below to read the updates from Dr. Li: Evaluation of Cover Crops and Soil Herbicides for […]

APPA Office Closed to the Public

19 March 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The APPA office is closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-10 Pandemic. Our staff is still available by phone and email. You can purchase peanuts by phone (334-792-6482) or online at

First Drug Treatment for Peanut Allergy Approved by FDA

18 February 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Palforzia, produced by Aimmune Therapeutics, to lessen allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, that may occur with accidental exposure to peanuts.   Palforzia is an oral immunotherapy (OIT) shown to help some children and teens increase tolerance, reducing the likelihood of a serious reaction from accidental […]

Dates Set For 2020 Alabama Peanut Production Meetings

7 February 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Alabama Peanut Team are gearing up for the 2020 Alabama Peanut Production Meetings. Eight meetings are scheduled for around the state for peanut growers to get updated information weed control, disease control, pest control and production/ variety information. Make plans to attend one of these meetings near you. […]

The 2020 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show A Success

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

More than 500 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 15th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show on Feb. 6, 2020, at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds, in Dothan, Alabama. The show is sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, and the National Peanut Board. The […]

Farm Press is seeking nominations for the 2020 Peanut Efficiency Awards

3 February 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

By: Brad Haire, Southeast Farm Press   The Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award is based on production efficiency and honoring the many growers who produce the highest yields by using inputs wisely.   Awards are presented to growers from the Lower Southeast, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida; the Upper Southeast, including Virginia, North Carolina and South […]