Production Research

Production Research Means Efficiency and Sustainability

Since 2001, the National Peanut Board has invested $31 million in production research and $13 million over the past five years. Each year, we allocate funding for state and regionally identified research programs to maximize value for the dollar, eliminate duplication, encourage collaboration and eliminate gaps.

A dime here, a dollar there — when it comes to research, it all adds up to keeping peanut production affordable for farmers. Step by step, production research helps keep USA peanut farming competitive on the world market.

Click here for a Return on Investment report showing positive ROI for NPB production research and marketing/promotion programs.

For more information about these or other production research projects funded by the National Peanut Board, please contact us.

2020 Strategic Plan Positions Peanuts for Optimistic Future

April 19, 2017 – ATLANTATo make sure that positive momentum continues into the future – and to keep growers prepared for potential challenges that could arise – the National Peanut Board approved a new strategic plan at its quarterly meeting April 5-6 in Starkville, Miss.  The plan establishes measurable goals and strategies for the organization’s work through the end of FY20 in October 2020, and ensures it focuses on the most important opportunities and needs ahead. 

National Peanut Board Allocates $1.8 Million for FY-17 Production Research Projects

February 15, 2017 – ATLANTA – The National Peanut Board held its quarterly board meeting in Atlanta Feb. 7-8, and addressed funding for FY-17 state production research projects. Recommendations for 69 project proposals totaling $1.8 million were reviewed and approved.

Voices of Peanut Farming: Sustainability

For many growers, peanuts have helped sustain their farmland as well as their livelihood. 

Grower Listening Session Held with Oklahoma Peanut Commission

APRIL 5, 2016--ATLANTA –Members of the National Peanut Board met for a Grower Listening Session and information exchange with peanut producers from the Oklahoma Peanut Commission and researchers from the Oklahoma USDA Research Facility during the quarterly board meeting March 29 and 30 in Oklahoma City.

National Peanut Board Approves FY-16 Production Research Projects, Encourages Diversity

FEBRUARY 10, 2016--ATLANTA – The National Peanut Board held its quarterly board meeting in Atlanta Feb. 3-4, 2016 and addressed funding for FY-16 state production research projects. Recommendations for 51 project proposals totaling $1.98 million were reviewed and approved. Since 2001, NPB has invested more than $25 million in production research.

How the National Peanut Board Works for America's Peanut Farmers

How is National Peanut Board funded? How do growers get on the Board? What is National Peanut Board doing about the allergy issue? Get answers here.

Production Research Proposals, Diversity Session On Agenda for National Peanut Board’s Quarterly Board Meeting

JANUARY 4, 2016--ATLANTA--The National Peanut Board will hold its quarterly Board and committee meetings in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 3 – 4, 2016. NPB’s Diversity Advisory Committee & Council will meet in conjunction with the board meeting.The Board’s Research Committee will consider requests for FY-16 funding for production research from state peanut producer organizations and universities.

Our History

America's peanut farmers created the National Peanut Board as a catalyst in the marketplace to increase consumer demand for USA-grown peanuts. Trace our journey from the beginning in 2000 to the present.

ROI Study Shows Positive Return on Peanut Grower Assessment Dollars

AUGUST 18, 2014--ATLANTA--In the most comprehensive study ever conducted for the National Peanut Board about the Return on Investment (ROI) of peanut assessments, Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University concludes that each dollar invested in the Board’s checkoff program between 2007 and 2013 returned $8.87 to the peanut industry.

Peanut Referendum Wins Tremendous Support from Producers

APRIL 30, 2014--ATLANTA--In an overwhelming show of confidence in the National Peanut Board, America’s peanut farmers voted in favor of continuing the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order, which authorizes the National Peanut Board. In order for the continuance referendum to pass, a majority of eligible producers needed to vote in favor of continuing the Order. The referendum passed with a 92 percent approval rate.


You must be logged in to view this item.

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.