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. 

A Georgia Peanut Farmer Goes Green

From the soils of Wilcox County to Beyonce’s dinner plate, Oliver Farm’s green peanut oil has made huge strides from its humble beginnings. The creation of this new oil almost never happened though and it is due to life circumstances that it was even created in the first place.  

National Peanut Board to Set Direction for FY-18 at Quarterly Board Meeting

June 22, 2017 – ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board will set strategic direction for the FY-18 program of work and budget at its next quarterly board meeting July 19 and 20, 2017 at Miramar Beach, Fla. The meeting will precede the 19th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 20-22 at the same location.

Arkansas Peanut Growers Association Donates Peanut Butter to Aid Flood Victims

June 21, 2017 – ATLANTAIn response to the thousands of families affected by the devastating floods in Northeast Arkansas in May, the Arkansas Peanut Growers Association (APGA) and Peanut Proud will deliver 30,000 jars of peanut butter on Wed., June 21, to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, 3414 One Place, Jonesboro, Ark., 72404.

National Peanut Board Expands Reach of Research Dollars with NIFA Co-Funding

June 20, 2017 – ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board, along with funding partner USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announces the awarding of research grants totaling $ 1.4 million to help find solutions to two vexing issues: accurate diagnosis of peanut and food allergies and continuous improvements in water use efficiency in peanuts.

Charcuterie Made Simple: Three Culturally-Inspired Combos

Whether you’re hosting a casual backyard barbeque or an upscale dessert party, a cheese and charcuterie board is a great addition to the menu. A crowd-pleasing appetizer board doesn’t have to require much prep time, and it will keep guests occupied so you can enjoy hosting.

4 Peanut Artisans Weigh In On the Genius of Farmers Markets

I stroll into the market and my senses are overwhelmed in the best way possible – the newly harvested vegetables bursting with color, the three-man band playing joyful folk music, and the aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries combined with the delightful fragrance looming from the flower stand. I’m greeted with a warm smile from two farmers who have been awake at least four hours longer than me. 

Bringing the Story of “The Crop of Now” to Life

In this Q&A, Craig Miller, Executive Producer of Craig Miller Productions, shares perspective on what it’s like to shoot a film on a peanut farm. Craig and his team produced the stunning video series called Peanuts are the Crop of Now, which highlights the day to day life of three U.S. peanut farming families and how they keep their farms sustainable for future generations.

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 Plans Listening Session, Tour for Quarterly Meeting in Miss.

March 7, 2017 – ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board has scheduled its quarterly Board and committee meetings for April 5-6, 2017, in Starkville, Miss. at the Courtyard Marriott at The Mill Conference Center, 100 Mercantile Street.  The meeting will include a Grower Listening Session with an information exchange between the National Peanut Board and the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association.

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.

    

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