Category Archives: Alabama News

April 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The April 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Adjusting planter equipment National Peanut Board launches PeanutVision.org Peanut Disease & Insect Guidebook Florida Peanut Producers Association hosts 43rd annual membership meeting … Continue reading

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National Peanut Board Launches PeanutVision.org to Leverage Key Issues

USA-grown peanuts are perfectly positioned as the food of now and the food of the future. To help the peanut industry tell this story, the National Peanut Board has launched a new online resource: The Peanut Vision at peanutvision.org. This … Continue reading

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U.S. farmers expected to plant less peanuts in 2018

Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 1.5 million acres of peanuts in 2018, down 18   percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released recently by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). … Continue reading

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March 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The March 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Peanut acreage on the rise in North Alabama Peanut Weed Guidebook Mississippi Peanut Growers holds annual meeting and trade show Georgia Peanut … Continue reading

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Hataway hired by Alabama Peanut Producers Association

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association welcomes Kaye Lynn Hataway as program coordinator of promotions and communications. Hataway will be responsible for a   variety of APPA’s promotions, communication and educational programs. “I’m very excited about working for Alabama’s peanut farmers,” Hataway … Continue reading

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Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show held in February

The 13th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show was again deemed a huge success. The event was held on February 8, 2018, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. This year’s attendance reached more than 400 with the largest … Continue reading

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Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

Congress cleared a budget agreement and disaster-aid package that has a significant impact on farmers for the 2018 crop year. The budget agreement passed the House by a vote of 240 to 186 and passed the Senate by a vote … Continue reading

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Jan/Feb 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The Jan/Feb 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Peanut Variety Guidebook Peanut Breeders of the Southeast The Value of Certified Peanut Seed Mapping the Genetic Code Knowing Production Costs Major … Continue reading

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Perdue Names Appointees to the USDA Farm Service Agency State Committees

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs … Continue reading

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2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) starts mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of … Continue reading

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