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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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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