Peanuts & Political News – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

USDA seeks feedback from producers about 2020 crops and stocks

15 May 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Political News

During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the June Agricultural Survey. The agency will contact nearly 5,000 producers across Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to determine crop acreage and stock levels as of June 1, 2020.   “The June Agricultural Survey is a critical […]

Secretary Perdue Statement on Economic Injury Disaster Loans Being Available to U.S. Agricultural Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

5 May 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Political News

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today applauded the announcement that agricultural producers, for the first time, are now eligible for the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. “America’s farmers, ranchers, and producers need the same help that other American businesses […]

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 […]

Peanuts Fare Well in U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

8 October 2019 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Political News

Peanuts Fare Well in U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Signed on Oct. 7, 2019   Japan imported about $36 million of U.S. peanuts and peanut products in 2018, including $5 million of U.S. peanut butter. Japan maintains a 75,000-ton WTO Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for peanuts, which has an out-of-quota duty of 617 yen per kilogram (approximately […]

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 […]