JANUARY 12, 2015-- ATLANTA –The Texas Peanut Producers Board seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. TPPB will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2015, in the Ambassador Room at 101 East Ave. A in Seminole.
All eligible peanut producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible producers are those who are engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and who own or share the ownership and risk of loss of the crop.
Robert “Bob” White of Clarendon is the current Texas National Peanut Board member and Peter Froese Jr. of Seminole serves as the alternate. The terms for the current Texas board member and alternate expire Dec. 31, 2015.
USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit Texas’ slate of nominees to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who makes the appointments.
The National Peanut Board encourages inclusion of persons of any race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status. NPB encourages all persons who qualify as peanut producers to attend the meeting and run for nomination. It is USDA’s policy that membership on industry-government boards and committees accurately reflect the diversity of individuals served by the programs.
All eligible peanut producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible peanut producers are those who are engaged in the actual production and sale of peanuts. To be eligible to be nominated, a peanut producer must own or share in the ownership of the peanut crop and have a risk of loss in the crop. Producers must have produced and sold peanuts in the last 2 years and must be able to provide records of production and sales of peanuts to validate their status as an eligible peanut producer. The National Peanut Board collects checkoff contributions from commercial U.S. peanut producers at the first point of sale and uses growers’ checkoff contributions to fund peanut research and promotion. All National Peanut Board member and alternate positions are unpaid.
About Texas Peanut Producers Board
The Texas Peanut Producers Board is a statewide board funded by a voluntary checkoff program. TPPB is responsible for coordinating peanut research, promotion and marketing programs.