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Production Research Proposals on Agenda for National Peanut Board’s February Meeting

Jan. 10, 2020– ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board will hold its quarterly Board and committee meetings in Atlanta, Ga., February 11-12, 2020. The Board’s Research Committee will consider requests for FY-20 funding for production research from state peanut producer organizations and universities. Funding production research to make America’s peanut farmers more competitive is a core part of the Board’s mission.

Five State Peanut Organizations Seek National Peanut Board Nominees

Jan. 8, 2020 – ATLANTAThe Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, North Carolina Peanut Growers Association and the Virginia Peanut Growers Association are seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.  

National Peanut Board Sets December Quarterly Meeting Agenda

November 13, 2019 – ATLANTAUSDA 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.

USDA Names Six Members and Alternates to the National Peanut Board for 2020

September 10, 2019 – ATLANTASecretary 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 Art and Science of Harvesting Peanuts

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.


Here’s Why This Farmer Spends as Much Time in the Board Room as He Does in the Field

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.

This Young Peanut Farmer Shows How Harvest Gets Done

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?

ROI Study: Every Dollar Invested in National Peanut Board Returns $9.74

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.

National Peanut Board to Set FY-20 Program and Budget at Quarterly Meeting

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.

What Ben Franklin’s Bifocals and Peanut Breeding Have in Common

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.


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