Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Perhaps not. But a peanut farmer in south Georgia can tell you how Sesame Street got to her farm. The children’s television series recently visited peanut country to show kids where one of their favorite foods comes from. In the process of filming, it became an educational experience unto itself that brought the industry together and showed that Sesame Street still has the power to bring joy and inspiration to people of all ages.
Jonesboro, Arkansas--Arkansas Peanut Growers’ Association seeks 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 during the annual meeting of the Arkansas Peanut Growers’ Association on February 19, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the community room of Farm Credit Midsouth, 3000 Prosperity Drive, Jonesboro, Ark., 72404.
Jan. 14, 2019– ATLANTA – The National Peanut Board will hold its quarterly Board and committee meetings in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 12-13, 2019. The Board’s Research Committee will consider requests for FY-19 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.
Jan. 7, 2019 – 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 Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. (MST) at Mark’s Eastern Grill Restaurant, 1126 W. First Street, Portales, N.M.
Dec. 4, 2018 – ATLANTA – South Carolina Peanut Board seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. South Carolina Peanut Board will hold a nominations election to select two nominees for alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Clark’s Restaurant in Santee, S.C.
November 6, 2018 – ATLANTA – USDA will swear in seven farmer-leaders at the National Peanut Board’s quarterly board meeting December 4-5 at The Ellis Hotel, 176 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303. 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, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021.
Farming is an expensive endeavor. Whether you're starting your own farm or you have years of experience under your belt, profit margins can be so narrow that shifts in market price or weather can be damaging. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) recognize the unique challenges farmers face and provide programs that not only mitigate financial damage, but also support farm growth and improvements. USDA also encourages military veterans, young people, women and the historically underserved or socially disadvantaged to pursue and succeed in careers in agriculture.
In 2016, Hurricane Matthew affected peanut farmers up and down the East Coast in ways that run the gamut. Some like Georgie Griffin, president of Leggett and Gurganus Peanut Company in North Carolina, paid a price.
One-third of consumers worldwide prefer to buy food from sustainable brands.
That’s according to a recent surveyof 20,000 adults from five countries, including the U.S, which was conducted by Unilever – a transnational consumer goods company.
After attending Menus of Change(MOC), an annual summit hosted by the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, I learned how the food service industry is making moves to listen to consumers’ concerns. The good news is that chefs and other food service leaders are working to improve environmental health – but there is still great need for change in one specific area: water sustainability.
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