Farmers

At the National Peanut Board, we represent all USA peanut farmers and their families. Through research and marketing initiatives, we’re finding new ways to enhance production and increase the demand of USA-grown peanuts. See how advances in research, technology and farming techniques have increased the sustainability of peanut farming. Meet the men and women who grow America’s favorite nut. 

USDA Appoints Six New Members and Alternates to National Peanut Board

Sept. 19, 2016—ATLANTA— United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed three members and three alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2019. The members and alternates will be sworn in by USDA at the quarterly National Peanut Board Meeting Dec. 6-7, 2016.

A Dental Hygienist “Retires” Into Peanut Farming

The path to life as a farmer is unique for National Peanut Board At-large member Eileen Jordan of Rayville, Louisiana. She began both her career as a dental hygienist and her marriage to former NPB Chairman Vic Jordan in 1980 and transitioned into a full-time life as a farmer in 2014. 

A Peanut Farm Mom Nurtures Food and Family

At age 32, Amanda Baxley is part of a small but growing demographic of female farmers under the age of 35, who, according to USDA, make up just six percent of America's farming population.

Grower and Industry Communications

You want to know about National Peanut Board and how we maximize grower dollars. We share NPB program details with growers with print and electronic publications.

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.
 

Calendar of Events

Stay up-to-date on upcoming state, national and international peanut meetings, conferences and other events relevant to America's peanut growers.

National Peanut Board Announces Quarterly Board Meeting

MARCH 1, 2016--ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board has scheduled its quarterly Board and committee meetings for March 29 and 30, 2016, at The Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla. The meeting will include a Grower Listening Session with an information exchange between the National Peanut Board and the Oklahoma Peanut Commission. In addition, a tour of the Oklahoma State University Research Facility in Stillwater, Okla., is planned.

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.

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