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Peanuts are incredibly versatile. And so are the ways we learn about them. From farmer podcasts to peanut butter infographics to creative advertisements featuring America’s favorite nut, this section spotlights peanuts in all sorts of exciting new ways. 

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.

Texas Peanut Producers Board Seeks Nominees for National Peanut Board Alternate

Feb. 1, 2017 – ATLANTA The Texas Peanut Producers Board is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Texas Peanut Producers Board will hold a nominations election meeting to select two nominees for the position of alternate to the National Peanut Board at 9:00 a.m. (CST) on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Barons Creekside Resort, 316 Goehmann Lane, Fredericksburg, Texas, 78624 (first floor of the “Big Lodge”).

Virginia Peanut Growers Association Seeks Nominees to Serve on National Peanut Board

Jan. 14, 2017 – ATLANTA The Virginia Peanut Growers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Virginia Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the South Hampton County Fairgrounds, 25376 New Market Road, Courtland, Va., 23837.

North Carolina Peanut Growers Association Seeks Nominees for National Peanut Board

Jan. 17, 2017 – ATLANTA The North Carolina Peanut Growers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. North Carolina Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Roanoke Country Club, 1380 Fairway Drive, Williamston, NC, 27892.

Florida Peanut Producers Association Seeks Nominees to Serve on National Peanut Board

Jan. 16, 2017 – ATLANTA The Florida Peanut Producers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Florida Peanut Producers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex and Conference Center, 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Fla., 32448

Research Proposals To Be Reviewed at Upcoming National Peanut Board Quarterly Meeting

Jan. 7, 2017 – ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board will hold its quarterly Board and committee meetings in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 7, 2017. NPB’s Diversity Advisory Committee & Council will hold its yearly meeting during the board meeting. The Board’s Research Committee will consider requests for FY-17 funding for production research from state peanut producer organizations and universities. Funding production research to make America’s peanut farmers more competitive is a core part of the Board’s mission.

Alabama Peanut Producers Association Seeks National Peanut Board Nominees

Jan. 9, 2017 – ATLANTA The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.  Alabama Peanut Producers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board immediately following the Alabama – Florida Peanut Trade Show on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, Highway 231 South, Dothan, AL.

NPB Co-Sponsorship of LEAP Study Is Impetus for New National Institutes of Health Guidelines

ATLANTA (Jan. 6, 2017) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), issued clinical guidelines Jan. 5 to support health care providers in early introduction of peanut-products to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy. The new Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States, supplements the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. The impetus for the development and release of the NIAID Guidelines was the ground-breaking Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study, published in 2015, and co-sponsored by the National Peanut Board.

Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Seeks National Peanut Board Nominees

ATLANTA (Dec. 20, 2016) – The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Mississippi Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 on Mississippi State University campus in Bost Building B, Starkville, MS 39762. All eligible producers are encouraged to participate.

Lack of Data Makes Peanut and Food Allergy Management Difficult, Report Finds

ATLANTA (Dec. 5, 2016) – A wide-ranging report, Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and Public Policy; issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Nov. 30, calls for more accurate prevalence statistics, education and training, access to treatment and increased understanding of and approaches to food allergies.

    

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