FEBRUARY 2, 2016--ATLANTA--The New Mexico Peanut Growers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. New Mexico Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mark’s Grill Restaurant, 1126 W. First Street, Portales, NM.
FEBRUARY 2, 2016--ATLANTA--The Arkansas Peanut Growers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Arkansas Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Walnut Ridge Country Club, 249 Lawrence Road 408, Walnut Ridge, Ark.
FEBRUARY 2, 2016--ATLANTA--The Oklahoma Peanut Commission is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Oklahoma Peanut Commission will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during the Oklahoma Peanut EXPO on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 North Main, Altus, Okla.
JANUARY 4, 2016--ATLANTA--The National Peanut Board will hold its quarterly Board and committee meetings in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 3 – 4, 2016. NPB’s Diversity Advisory Committee & Council will meet in conjunction with the board meeting.The Board’s Research Committee will consider requests for FY-16 funding for production research from state peanut producer organizations and universities.
DECEMBER 16, 2015--ATLANTA--Gayle White, a farmer from Frederick, Okla. was elected chairman of the 12-member National Peanut Board last week during the Board’s quarterly meeting in Atlanta, Ga. White, who is the Oklahoma member and had been the board’s treasurer, will begin her one-year term Jan. 1. National Peanut Board also elected Ed White of Newville, Ala. as vice-chairman; Greg Gill of Walnut Ridge, Ark. as treasurer; and Dan Ward of Clarkton, N.C. as secretary. These officers will serve one-year terms beginning Jan. 1.
NOVEMBER 20, 2015--ATLANTA--Students at three U.S. schools demonstrated exceptional inventiveness and passion as they competed to raise money for their campus service organizations through the National Peanut Board’s “Snack Attack” competition.
OCTOBER 8, 2015--ATLANTA--In response to the thousands of families affected by the devastating floods in South Carolina earlier this week, Peanut Proud, a charitable organization of the U. S. peanut industry, is partnering with peanut state grower organizations, National Peanut Board and peanut butter manufacturers to deliver 62,010 jars of donated peanut butter to a food bank in Columbia, S. C.; one of the hardest hit areas. The retail value of the donation is estimated at $180,000.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015--ATLANTA--United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed four members and five alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending on Dec. 31, 2018, with the exception of Florida alternate appointee who will begin immediately and end on Dec. 31, 2017.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015--ATLANTA--National Peanut Board, along with Georgia Peanut Commission, Florida Peanut Producers, Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions, Southern Peanut Growers and American Peanut Council have launched a new peanut learning resource geared for students in grades 3-5.
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