Peanut growers hold trade show in Dothan

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – Hundreds of peanut growers were in the wiregrass Thursday.

The Alabama and Florida Peanut Producers held their trade show at the National Peanut Fairgrounds.

Growers took in the latest in farming equipment and technology.

"Features speakers on what the marketing trends are some of the latest varieties that are available and maybe some recommendations on products that might be coming available," says Randy Griggs of the Alabama Peanut Producers.

Farmers also met with Alabama Congressman Bobby Bright.  Bright was discussing the president's proposed budget cuts to farming programs?

"In light of the economic times that we are facing agriculture is probably one of the more stable parts of our economy and as a huge employer and the government does not need to do anything to undermine that stability," says Griggs.

"To have him here today to talk about what is going on with the recent administration's proposals it's extremely important," says Ken Barton, of the Florida Peanut Producers.

Farmers were also signing boxes of peanuts, peanut butter and other peanut products that will be sent to Haiti for relief efforts.

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