Alabama Legislators, Gov. Ivey Celebrate National Peanut Month

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Governor Kay Ivey stands with the Medders Family (left), while Carl Sanders (right) holds the proclamation. Also pictured: Tate Hataway, Dr. Steven Hague, Libbie Johnson, Thomas Adams, Billy Hixon, and Garrett Dixon.

(APPA/Montgomery, AL, March 5, 2023) – Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) celebrated National Peanut Month with a proclamation from Gov. Kay Ivey at the Alabama Capitol and a peanut day at the Alabama State House on March 5, 2024.

“Peanut day at the Alabama State House helps remind our legislators that peanuts are an important crop for Alabama agriculture,” said APPA president, Carl Sanders. The peanut industry adds $200 million to the state’s economy. They are also an affordable, protein-packed snack.

Throughout the morning, APPA board members handed out jars of locally sourced peanut butter and peanuts to legislators and talked with them about topics concerning our Alabama peanut farmers.


The double honey peanut butter was made from Alabama peanuts. The Medders Family, including their four kids, also attended the event.

As the day wrapped up, Sanders led the House of Representatives in the prayer at the beginning of their session.

Gov. Ivey’s proclamation recognized the peanut as the state legume of Alabama, as well as the impact the peanut industry has on the economy of the state, the farmers who grow peanuts, the nutritional value and environmentally friendly attributes. Gov. Ivey also received cans of peanuts from Sanders. 

Alabama Peanut Producers Association is the grower-funded check-off organization for Alabama peanut farmers. APPA is committed to supporting our farmers through education, promotion and research.

Source: Alabama Peanut Producers Association