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United States Peanut Federation Addresses EU Tariffs

11 November 2020 by: Abby Himburg In: News Peanuts & Political News

November 11, 2020   On Monday, the European Union slapped new tariffs on in-shell peanuts, peanut kernels, and peanut oil at a level of 25%. The tariffs went into effect on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.   The tariffs are authorized by the World Trade Organization. This is in retaliation by the European Union against the U.S. over […]

USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

18 September 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21   Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the […]

Alabama Peanut Check-off Wins 95% Approval in Referendum

29 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

Alabama peanut farmers voted to continue the current assessment on peanuts that is collected by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and administered by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA). In a referendum conducted on July 23, 2020, ninety-five percent of those who voted said “yes” to continuing APPA’s programs in education, promotion and […]

USDA Launches New Farmers.gov Features to Help Farmers Hire Workers

27 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Political News

(Washington, D.C., July 27, 2020) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced new features on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers.gov website designed to help facilitate the employment of H-2A workers. “My mission from the beginning of my time as Secretary was to make USDA the most effective, most efficient, most customer-focused department in the entire […]

Peanut Industry Forms United States Peanut Federation

13 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Political News

Peanut industry growers, shellers, and buying points have joined together to form the United States Peanut Federation (USPF). USPF will serve as a unified voice in Washington D.C. for all sectors of the peanut industry and advocate actively for strong agricultural policy. USPF’s mission is to protect, promote, and improve business conditions for the peanut […]

New Trade Deal With Mexico, Canada Takes Effect

1 July 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Legislative News News Peanuts & Political News

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) takes effect today, bringing good news to Alabama farmers hit hard by low commodity prices and market disruption in the wake of COVID-19.   USMCA is a better deal for America’s farmers, consumers and workers that will set them up for success for decades to come. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture […]

USDA Peanut Stocks and Processing – June 26, 2020

29 June 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Political News

The USDA has released the peanut stocks and processing reports as of June 26, 2020. Read the report at : USDA Peanut Stocks & Processing

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 […]