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. The review and recommendations were provided by Dr. Joseph Touchton. Since 2001, NPB has invested more than $25 million in research to increase efficiencies for U.S. peanut farmers.

During the meeting of the Diversity Advisory Council, Leigh Allen, executive director of the National Black Growers Council (NBGC), presented to the group. Bob Parker, NPB president and CEO, spoke at the Council’s annual meeting last month and encouraged minority peanut farmers’ involvement in agricultural leadership at the local and national levels. The mission of the NBGC is to improve the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of black row crop farmers.

The next meeting of the National Peanut Board will be held March 29-30, 2016 in Oklahoma City.

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