Formed in 1998, SPFF was established to allow Southeastern peanut producers to speak with a unified voice. Often, particularly in Washington, state representatives are asked the position of other southeastern states on policy issues. In order to avoid follow-up from each state, a position by the SPFF has become a position of all four states. It has, also become an umbrella for other activities and projects, besides promotion, that the three organizations undertake collectively.
SPFF is comprised of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association and the Georgia Peanut Commission. These are the respective "check-off" organizations in each state. The SPFF board consist of 8 members comprised of the chief elected officer and the executive director of each organization. Action requires unanimous agreement.
U.S. peanut industry donates 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. peanut industry donated more than 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 21, 2017. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. The donation was made possible by the partners of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, which includes Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Georgia Peanut Commission and Mississippi Peanut Growers Association. Click here to continue reading.
Southern Peanut Growers ConferenceJuly 20– 22, 2017 – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Activities coordinated by the federation
- Congressional Member and Staff Relations Programs
- Peanut Leadership Academy
- Southeastern Peanut Research Initiative
- Southern Peanut Growers Conference