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Peanuts are incredibly versatile. And so are the ways we learn about them. From farmer podcasts to peanut butter infographics to creative advertisements featuring America’s favorite nut, this section spotlights peanuts in all sorts of exciting new ways. 

This New Augmented Reality Filter is Helping Spread Positivity on Social Media

As part of the yearlong consumer campaign, Spreading Good, the National Peanut Board just launched an augmented reality (AR) filter on Instagram. The new filter plays into the popular AR filter trend that has taken over Instagram since late 2019.

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.

Voting Period for Continuance Referendum Announced for National Peanut Research and Promotion Program

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.

National Peanut Board to Meet in Albany, Ga. Ahead of APSA 100th Anniversary

March 7, 2019 – ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board will hold its quarterly meeting in Albany, Ga., April 3 and 4 as part of its regular practice to meet with peanut producers in a different growing region each year. Previous Board meetings have taken place in the South Carolina, Mississippi, Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama growing regions.

Arkansas Peanut Growers’ Association Calls for National Peanut Board Nominees

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.  

Production Research Proposals on Agenda for February National Peanut Board Meeting

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.

New Mexico Peanut Growers Association To Nominate for National Peanut Board Service

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.  

South Carolina Peanut Board Seeks Nominees for National Peanut Board Alternate Position

Dec. 4, 2018ATLANTA 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.

 

4 Returning, 3 New Members and Alternates Will Be Sworn In at December National Peanut Board Meeting

November 6, 2018 – ATLANTAUSDA 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.

         

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