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.
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.
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.
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