Category Archives: Alabama News

McMillan testifies during U.S. House Ag Committee hearing on farm bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tim McMillan, farmer from Enigma, Georgia, testified today in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the next farm bill. In his testimony, McMillan says, … Continue reading

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Auburn, NPRL Release New Peanut Variety

Auburn University might be relatively new to the peanut breeding business, but its just-released runner peanut variety is already winning accolades for its high yields, resistance to disease and healthy traits. The new release—AU-NPL 17—is the product of a peanut … Continue reading

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March 2017 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The March 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: 2,4-D and Dicamba Dangers Peanut Weed Guidebook Florida Peanut Producers Association holds 42nd annual meeting Mississippi Peanut Growers holds annual meeting and … Continue reading

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Jan/Feb 2017 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The Jan/Feb 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Peanut Variety Guidebook Peanut plant collection – A national treasure Peanut Leadership Academy begins Class X Kelley Manufacturing Co. celebrates 50 years … Continue reading

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National Peanut Board elects 2017 officers

Ed White, a peanut farmer from Headland, Ala. was elected chairman of the 12-member National Peanut Board on Dec. 7 during the Board’s quarterly meeting in Washington, D.C. White, who is the Alabama member and recently served as the Board’s … Continue reading

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Oct/Nov 2016 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The Oct/Nov 2016 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Precision planting Arkansas farmer of the year is a new peanut farmer Peanut Leadership Academy graduates Class IX Check off reports from … Continue reading

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Producers Pod Blasting to Determine Peanut Maturity

Pod blasting is an improved method farmers use to determine optimum peanut maturity for harvest. For many years, peanut producers used the pod scraping method, where pocketknives—or other sharp objects—were used to scrape away the outer layers of the shell. Alabama … Continue reading

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Applications are now being accepted for Peanut Leadership Academy Class X

Applications are now being accepted for Class X of the Peanut Leadership Academy. To be eligible for participation, candidates must derive their primary livelihood from farming and currently produce peanuts, make a commitment to the program and agree to attend … Continue reading

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New online book provides best practices for feral swine management

Every year, Alabama farmers suffer $50 million to $100 million in crop losses due to feral swine damage. A new publication from Mississippi State University Extension Service and Alabama Cooperative Extension System aims to arm farmers in the fight against … Continue reading

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May/June 2016 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The May/June 2016 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features the: 2016 Irrigation Guidebook Growers invest in shelling plants Peanut industry hosts educational tour for congressional staff Southern Peanut Growers Conference set … Continue reading

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