May 11, 2017
Alabama peanut producers approved continuing the statewide peanut checkoff program with a 99 percent favorable vote April 27.
Under state law, the checkoff must be reapproved every three years.
Twenty-eight polling sites were located in 23 counties where peanuts are grown. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) administers the checkoff.
Alabama is the second-largest peanut producer in the U.S. APPA President Carl Sanders said he appreciated the strong show of support.
“This program funds many research and educational activities that would not exist if not for the checkoff,” he said. “These programs directly impact our industry on an annual basis.”