Alabama Fact Sheet

  • Did you know that Alabama is home to the oldest continuous cotton rotation? Started in 1896, the experiment investigates the effect of crop rotation in cotton. –Jillian Stephens
  • Alabama has the third most timberland acerage in teh 48 contiguous states. 80% of that is owned by private land owners (not industrial).
  • Alabama Ag Rankings:
    • No.2 Catfish sales
    • No.3 Broiler production
    • No.3 Peanut production
    • No.5 Pecan production
    • No.10 Cotton production
    • No.18 Peach production
  • Alabama Peanut Facts:
    • Approximately half of the peanuts grown in the U.S. are grown within a 100 mile radius of Dothan, Ala.
    • The National Peanut Festival is the nation’s largest peanut festival and is held in Dothan, Ala. each year.
  • Peanut Facts:
    • Peanuts aren’t actually nuts, they are legumes
    • 20% of the world’s peanut production is used in candy
    • Georgia is the largest producer of peanuts in the U.S.
    • Two peanut farmers have been elected President of the United States: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter
    • One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches
  • More than 48,500 farms cover 9 million acres in AL. — Jan Hoadley

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