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. 

NPB to Consider FY-22 Production Research Funding at February Board Meeting

The National Peanut Board will hold its quarterly Board and committee meetings in Atlanta, Georgia, February 15 – 17.

Meet the Newly Appointed Members and Alternates of the National Peanut Board

As announced in December, four members and four alternates from Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Louisiana (At-Large) have been appointed to serve on the National Peanut Board. Here’s a little more about these farmer leaders who are volunteering their service for the industry.

USDA Names Four Members and Four Alternates to the National Peanut Board

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, recently appointed four members and four alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board.

The Future of Carbon Credits: Q&A with Jessica Kelton

An emerging way for farmers to make extra money is through the rising carbon market. 

Peanut Per Capita Consumption Breaks New Record for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, the check off for America’s peanut farmers celebrates an unprecedented level of per capita peanut consumption.

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.

How to Get More Involved as a Grower

When growers are first starting out, they may not be thinking of ways to achieve success beyond the field. While maintaining and working on your land is important, it’s also essential to be an active participant in your community so you can stay informed of and help make decisions that impact your farm.

What it Means to Be a Modern Female Farmer

Women have been a vital part of farming from the early days of agriculture. Tough, hardworking, caring and smart, female farmers make up 36 percent of American farmers and ranchers, and the numbers are growing. Fifty-six percent of all farms have at least one female decision-maker, and from 2012 to 2017, the number of female producers increased 27 percent.

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re highlighting female peanut growers who do the essential jobs of running family-owned operations, spending long hours on tractors in the field, keeping the farms’ finances in order, getting family fed and everything in between, all while developing as leaders in the industry.

Grower and Industry Communications

You want to know about National Peanut Board and how we maximize grower dollars. We share NPB program details with growers through a variety of channels, including print and digital communications, a podcast, presentations and industry media. 

Texas Changes Nominations Election to March 10 at Wildcatter Ranch and Resort

Texas Peanut Producers Board (TPPB) seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.

         

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