Farmers

At the National Peanut Board, we represent all USA peanut farmers and their families. Through research and marketing initiatives, we’re finding new ways to enhance production and increase the demand of USA-grown peanuts. See how advances in research, technology and farming techniques have increased the sustainability of peanut farming. Meet the men and women who grow America’s favorite nut. 

5 Things You Don’t Know About Harvesting Peanuts

It's harvest time in Peanut Country. Discover how farmers get done. 

A 1690s Peanut is Reborn

The Carolina African Runner peanut, once thought extinct, re-emerges, giving farmers and chefs a new culinary adventure. At Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Lab, horticulturist Dr. Brian Ward stands for hours at a time carefully hand sorting, shelling and cleaning a small, distinctive and somewhat celebrated peanut known as the Carolina African Runner peanut. And like most rare finds, it has a story behind it.

Plastic Straws and Peanut Seeds: Think Small for Big Impact

Peanut breeders are thinking small and innovating with peanut seeds to improve the sustainability of peanut production. Developing new varieties that maximize peanuts’ already sustainable traits can help reduce the environmental impact of peanut farming, make production more cost-effective for farmers and make peanuts one of the most sustainable crops.

National Peanut Board to set FY-23 Plan at July Board Meeting

The National Peanut Board will set strategic direction for the FY-23 program of work and budget at its quarterly board meeting July 19-20, 2022. 

3 Fast Facts About Peanuts and the Environment

We hear about sustainability a lot these days. But what does sustainability mean to peanut farmers? To some peanut farmers it’s taking care of their land for their future grandchildren, or making sure they stay in business each year to feed their family and community. But in a nutshell, sustainability means enriching the land, our communities and people’s health.

Why Self-Pollination is a Good Thing for Peanuts…and Us

Peanuts are one of the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly food sources available today. A feature of its growing cycle — self-pollination — makes peanuts environmentally friendly.

Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative Seeks to Drive Farm Improvement and Profitability

Sustainable U.S. Peanuts is an industry-born, industry-led and industry-financed initiative that aims to document the sustainability practices that go into producing peanuts.

National Peanut Board Resolution Honors Farmer Armond Morris

Feb. 25, 2022 – ATLANTA – During the February meeting of the National Peanut Board (NPB), the Board voted unanimously to approve a resolution honoring Georgia peanut farmer and industry advocate Armond Morris upon his retirement from the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC).

Three State Peanut Organizations Seek National Peanut Board Nominees

The Arkansas Peanut Growers’ Association, Missouri Peanut Producers’ Association and Oklahoma Peanut Commission are seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.
    

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