The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rule, which will be effective April 22, 2020 to add the state of Missouri as a primary peanut-producing state under the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order (Order). The Order is administered by the National Peanut Board.
Spreading Good offers peanut and peanut butter fans the opportunity to put their love and passion back into the community. To kick it off, the Spreading Good campaign will be spreading more than peanut butter — it will be spreading goodwill, too.
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.
November 13, 2019 – ATLANTA – USDA 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.
September 10, 2019 – ATLANTA – Secretary 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.
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.
March 7, 2019 – ATLANTA – The 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.
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.
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