On July 28th, BBC Radio aired a segment on baseball and peanuts by Paige Sutherland. In the piece, Sutherland shares with listeners the situation of in-shell peanuts during a baseball season with no fans in the stands. The popular stadium snack during baseball season is not being enjoyed the same way this year. Listeners hear from Tom Nolan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hampton Farms; Paul Rogers, a peanut grower from Virginia; and Bob Parker, President and CEO of the National Peanut Board. While in-shell peanuts are taking a back seat this year, peanut butter sales have skyrocketed in an “explosion of peanut butter consumption,” according to Parker. Listen to hear more about how various aspects of the peanut industry are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic this baseball season.
Audio Credit: BBC Radio.