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. 

Peanuts Power College Community Service Outreach

NOVEMBER 20, 2015--ATLANTA--Students at three U.S. schools demonstrated exceptional inventiveness and passion as they competed to raise money for their campus service organizations through the National Peanut Board’s “Snack Attack” competition.

U.S. Peanut Industry Donates 62,010 Jars of Peanut Butter to Aid South Carolina Flood Victims

OCTOBER 8, 2015--ATLANTA--In response to the thousands of families affected by the devastating floods in South Carolina earlier this week, Peanut Proud, a charitable organization of the U. S. peanut industry, is partnering with peanut state grower organizations, National Peanut Board and peanut butter manufacturers to deliver 62,010 jars of donated peanut butter to a food bank in Columbia, S. C.; one of the hardest hit areas. The retail value of the donation is estimated at $180,000.

USDA Appoints New Members and Alternates to National Peanut Board

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015--ATLANTA--United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed four members and five alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending on Dec. 31, 2018, with the exception of Florida alternate appointee who will begin immediately and end on Dec. 31, 2017.

National Peanut Board, Producer and Industry Organizations Launch New Peanut Educational Materials

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015--ATLANTA--National Peanut Board, along with Georgia Peanut Commission, Florida Peanut Producers, Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions, Southern Peanut Growers and American Peanut Council have launched a new peanut learning resource geared for students in grades 3-5.

Voices of Peanut Farming: The Younger Generation

This is the second article in our Voices of Peanut Farming series. Just six percent of America’s farmers are under the age of 35, and only about 17 percent are younger than 45, according to USDA.1 As half of America’s farmers are poised to retire in the next 20 years.

Voices of Peanut Farming Series

Farmers make up just two percent of the U.S. population, so chances are you haven't had the opportunity to meet one. We're giving you a rare glimpse into life as a peanut farmer.

National Peanut Board Sets New Marketing Direction for FY-16

AUGUST 23, 2015--ATLANTA--Signaling a new strategy of targeting millennial consumers, the National Peanut Board unanimously approved the fiscal year 16 Program of Work at its quarterly Board meeting in Suffolk, Va., Aug. 10 – 13. In addition, the Board unanimously approved a budget of $10,465,000 for FY-16, which begins Nov. 1, 2015 and ends Oct. 31, 2016. Before implementation, USDA must approve the budget and Program of Work.

National Peanut Board Premieres “Voices of Peanut Farming” Series

AUGUST 12, 2015--ATLANTA—Following the success of last year’s series, “The Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar,” the National Peanut Board has launched a new multimedia educational series for consumers entitled “Voices of Peanut Farming.”

Voices of Peanut Farmers: They Have Staying Power

How many peanut farmers do you know? If you're like 98% of us, you're not familiar with farm life. Today’s “average farmer” is the subject of our post—farmers who have proudly grown the food we eat for the better part of four decades and who have stayed the course. They identify as “the salt of the earth” and “seasoned” and who, each day, earn the respect deserving of these tags.

National Peanut Board Plans for FY-16 at Upcoming Quarterly Board Meeting

JULY 10, 2015--ATLANTA--The National Peanut Board will set strategic direction for the FY-16 program of work and budget at its next quarterly board meeting Aug. 10-13, 2015, in Suffolk, Va. All meetings will take place at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Ave., Suffolk, Va. 23434. Phone: (757) 925-1300.

         

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