Peanuts & Political News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers

25 July 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

  (Washington, D.C., July 25, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals. In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with the estimated […]

Ag Community request immediate attention to disaster relief

22 April 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association along with 134 agriculture organizations and businesses requested immediate action to address the dire situations impacting farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural communities across the nation. The letter, mailed on April 19, was sent to President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader […]

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package

28 February 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package – President Trump Drives Effort For Disaster Relief Funding     (WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2019) – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced a bipartisan […]

Peanut Caucus Co-Chairs Bishop and Roby Urge USDA to Respond to China’s Proposed Peanut Tariffs

17 August 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL-02), Co-Chairs of the House Peanut Caucus, sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to respond to recent negative trade actions by China that threaten the U.S. peanut industry.   They specifically encouraged USDA to consider the […]

Farmers Join Miss Alabama To Fight Hunger

9 November 2017 by: Marlee Moore In: News Peanuts & Political News

Miss Alabama Jessica Procter is nuts about service. From volunteer work to public speaking, Procter routinely digs deep and spreads awareness to decrease food insecurity.   But digging peanuts? That’s a new nut to crack for the 21-year-old who won the Miss America Quality of Life Award for her platform, Step Up To The Plate: […]

Farmers Applaud Changes To USDA Peanut Standards

25 October 2017 by: Marlee Moore In: News Peanuts & Political News Uncategorized

The announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the U.S. is good news for Alabama peanut farmers.   USDA Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the final rule (7 CFR Part 996) published in the Federal Register. The rule implements […]

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, […]

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 […]