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Peanut Division

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Approximately half the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Alabama. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association, a division of Alabama Farmers Federation, is composed of peanut producers throughout the state. The Alabama Peanut Producers has an office located at 1810 Reeves St., in Dothan, Alabama.

Peanuts have the most protein of any nut. One ounce of peanuts gives you seven grams of protein, 19 vitamins and minerals, healthy fats, fiber and bioactive compounds. One small serving of peanuts helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and cancer. Recent studies show us that peanuts lower cholesterol, help prevent chronic disease, manage hunger and weight, and improve the nutrient quality of our diets.

About half of U.S. peanuts consumed domestically are in the form of peanut butter. Peanuts are the main ingredient in peanut butter. By law, peanut butter must contain 90% peanuts. The other 10% is for stabilizers and sweeteners. Americans consume approximately 800 million pounds, or 3.3 pounds per person, of peanut butter per year — that’s enough to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon.

Last year, Alabama farmers harvested 189,000 acres of peanuts, producing 400 million pounds valued at $118 million. For more details about peanut statistics in Alabama, visit the Alabama Agricultural Statistics Service website.

Alabama Peanut Producers Association Board of Directors

Jacob Davis
Executive Director
(334) 792-6482

Carl Sanders
President
Coffee County

Mark Kaiser
Vice President
Baldwin County

Jerry Byrd
Treasurer
Dale County

Thomas Adams
Henry County

Tom Corcoran
Barbour County

Darrin Driskell
Mobile County

Sammy Gibbs
Escambia County

Fred Helms
Houston County

Jimmy Helms
Geneva County

Billy Hixon
Pike County

George Jeffcoat
Houston County

Jesse Scott
Houston County

Joel Sirmon
Baldwin County

Glen Walters
Covington County

Ed White
Henry County

Joshua McCoy
OYFF Representative
Coffee County