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.
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.
June 2, 2016--ATLANTA--The National Peanut Board, in coordination with the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announces a call for research grant applications for breakthroughs to improve food allergy diagnostic methods, and also discoveries that lead to increased efficiency in water usage for peanuts.
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 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.”
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