Alabama Farmers Federation http://apr.org en Stats Show 2012 Was Mixed For Alabama Farmers http://apr.org/post/stats-show-2012-was-mixed-alabama-farmers <p></p><p>Alabama farmers experienced a mixed bag of results in 2012.</p><p>The Alabama Farmers Federation says federal statistics show the state's corn production increased by 51 percent in 2013, with farmers harvesting an average of 148 bushels an acre.</p><p>Soybean production increased 21 percent, and Alabama growers harvesting nearly 100,000 more acres than 2012.</p><p>Things weren't as good for cotton and peanut crops, however.</p><p>Cotton yields dropped 26 percent while peanut yields declined 44 percent.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:02:45 +0000 The Associated Press 45493 at http://apr.org Stats Show 2012 Was Mixed For Alabama Farmers Ala. Secretary Of State Joining Farmers Federation http://apr.org/post/ala-secretary-state-joining-farmers-federation <P>Secretary of State Beth Chapman is taking a political consulting job with the Alabama Farmers Federation when she resigns her public office at the end of the month.</P> <P>Federation officials say Chapman will start her new job Aug. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:44:02 +0000 The Associated Press 33748 at http://apr.org Ala. Secretary Of State Joining Farmers Federation Ala. Farmers Organization Elects New President http://apr.org/post/ala-farmers-organization-elects-new-president <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 12px;">A fifth-generation Chilton County farmer has been elected president of the Alabama Farmers Federation.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 12px;">Officials Monday announced Jimmy Parnell, of Stanton, will serve a two-year term as president.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 12px;">Officials say 48-year-old Parnell served on the organization's board of directors between 1999 and 2008, and was chairman of the group's Young Farmers Committee in 1997.</span></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:56:11 +0000 The Associated Press 21540 at http://apr.org Ala. Farmers Organization Elects New President 3 Seek Presidency of Ala Farmers Federation http://apr.org/post/3-seek-presidency-ala-farmers-federation <DIV> <P>Three people are vying to replace Jerry Newby as president of the Alabama Farmers Federation.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News (<A href="http://bit.ly/V8Boze"><U><FONT color=#0000ff>http://bit.ly/V8Boze</FONT></U></A> ) reports that state Rep. Richard Lindsey of Centre; Jimmy Parnell of Maplesville; and Ricky Wiggins of Covington County are candidates in the election.</P> <P>The vote will be held Monday during the group's annual meeting in Montgomery.</P> <P>The 65-year-old Newby announced earlier this year he wouldn't seek re-election. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:24:31 +0000 The Associated Press 21470 at http://apr.org 3 Seek Presidency of Ala Farmers Federation