JULY 10, 2015--ATLANTA--After 15 years working with Golin as its public relations agency of record, the National Peanut Board today announced the agency will expand its role to include advertising and marketing, following a competitive review that included agencies from every discipline.
APRIL 30, 2015--ATLANTA--Forty nine percent of Americans say they are only somewhat or not at all knowledgeable about food allergies, according to a new national survey of 1,031 American adults. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) and American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (ACAAI) are launching a public service campaign to raise awareness of accurate food allergy diagnosis and effective management. Through public service advertising and traditional and social media, Americans will be encouraged to visit livingwithfoodallergies.org ? and then take their questions and concerns to a board-certified allergist.
MARCH 25, 2015--ATLANTA--The November 2014 bankruptcy of the U.S. peanut processor Clint Williams Company, an affiliate of the Texoma Peanut Company, had the potential to devastate the peanut industry in the Southwest; voiding the contracts peanut farmers had with the company. National Peanut Board, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, Oklahoma Peanut Commission, Texas Peanut Producers Board, Western Peanut Growers Association and Southern Peanut Farmers Federation joined forces to request that USDA-FSA help protect producers. INCLUDES: Producer Information Meeting Schedule.
FEBRUARY 4, 2015--ATLANTA--United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed Lonnie Fortner of Port Gibson, Miss. as the alternate member for Mississippi on the National Peanut Board. Fortner’s term will begin immediately and end on Dec. 31, 2016.
JANUARY 27, 2015--ATLANTA--The Florida Peanut Producers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Florida Peanut Producers will hold a nominations election to select an alternate to the National Peanut Board (NPB) during the Florida Peanut Producers Association Annual Membership Meeting on March 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. (CST) at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex on Penn Avenue in Marianna, Fla. All eligible producers are encouraged to participate.
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