November 13, 2019 – ATLANTA – USDA will swear in six farmer-leaders at the National Peanut Board’s quarterly board meeting December 10-11 at The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Members and alternates were appointed to the National Peanut Board earlier this year by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2022.Members to be sworn in are Gregory Baltz (Ark.), Bruce Lee (N.M.) and Les Crall (Okla). Alternates to be sworn in are Alan Donner (Ark.), Gayle White (Okla.) and Neal Baxley, Jr. (S.C.). Find complete bios here.
September 10, 2019 – ATLANTA – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently appointed three members and three alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020 and ending Dec. 31, 2022; except for the alternate from South Carolina whose term will begin immediately and end Dec. 31, 2021. The members and alternates will be sworn in by USDA at the quarterly National Peanut Board meeting Dec. 11, 2019.
The peanut. For a simple food associated with the ease of a quick snack or the unfettered act of spreading peanut butter on a slice of bread for a child, the harvesting of this legume can be quite complex. Three seasoned peanut farmers explore why.
Dan Ward of Clarkton, N.C. is a seventh-generation farmer who has spent a lifetime helping to advance peanut research and promotions by taking time away from his farm to serve as a farmer representative on various industry boards and committees. We sat down with Ward, this year’s Chairman of the National Peanut Board, to find out what inspired him to spend as much time in the board room as he does in the field. We also asked about some of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry when it comes to production research.
When cracking open a peanut shell at the ballpark or spreading peanut butter on a sandwich, we all appreciate the great taste, nutrition and satisfaction that peanuts provide. We know that peanuts are a natural product that are grown over time and tended to by farmers, but have you ever thought about how peanuts make it from field to market?
In Fiscal Year 2019, the National Peanut Board (NPB) commissioned an economic study to measure the return of peanut producers’ investments in the marketing and research funding programs managed by the Board. The study, An Economic Evaluation of the National Peanut Board, conducted by Dr. Harry M. Kaiser of Cornell University, found that each dollar invested in the Board’s checkoff program between 2014 and 2018 returned $9.74 to the peanut industry.
The National Peanut Board will set strategic direction for the FY-20 program of work and budget at its next quarterly board meeting July 17 and 18, 2019, at Edgewater Beach Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Fla. The meeting is scheduled ahead of the 21th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 18-20 at the same location.
As American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin grew older, he had trouble seeing both up-close and at a distance through his glasses. Getting tired of switching between two types of glasses, he devised an improvement on the traditional spectacles—and bifocal lenses were born. There’s always room for improvement and progress; not only in the necessities we use every day, but also for the agricultural crops we grow and the foods we eat.
March 12, 2019 – ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a referendum among eligible producers of peanuts to determine whether they favor continuance of the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order (Order), which authorizes the National Peanut Board. The referendum will be conducted from April 15 through May 3, 2019.
Published two times a year in the Spring and Fall, PQ brings you the latest in peanut news, food innovations, wellness and marketing. For more publications from the National Peanut Board, see our Grower and Industry Communications page.
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