National Peanut Board Seeks Nominees to Represent Minor Peanut Producing States

peanut rows in a fieldFeb 7, 2024

FEB. 7, 2024 – ATLANTA – The Louisiana Farm Bureau will hold a nominations election jointly with New Mexico to select nominees for the National Peanut Board during a meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. CST at the LSU Ag Center - Morehouse County Agents Office located at 9609 Marlatt Street in Bastrop, LA.The telephone number for the LSU Ag Center - Morehouse County Agents Office in Bastrop, LA is 318-281-5741. Growers from New Mexico will be provided call in information for the meeting.

All eligible New Mexico and Louisiana peanut producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible producers are those who are engaged in the production and sale of peanuts, own or share ownership and risk of loss of the crop and have proof of production records.

Two states, New Mexico and Louisiana will nominate peanut producers to fill the At-Large Member and Alternate positions on the National Peanut Board. Lucy Shackelford from Louisiana is the current At-Large Member and Clifford Neece from New Mexico is the current At-Large Alternate on the National Peanut Board. The Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order requires two peanut producer nominees for each position of Member and Alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit the At-Large 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-AMS policy that the diversity of boards and committees it oversees should reflect the diversity of their industries in terms of the experience of members, methods of production, distribution, marketing strategies and other distinguishing factors, including but not limited to individuals from historically underserved communities, that will bring different perspectives and ideas to the table.

About the Louisiana Farm Bureau

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation serves as Louisiana’s Certified Peanut Producer Organization and requests that eligible Louisiana peanut producers attend the March 19 meeting.

Contact: Brian Breaux, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, 225-922-6210

About the National Peanut Board

The National Peanut Board represents USA peanut farmers and their families. Through research and marketing initiatives the Board is finding new ways to enhance production and increase consumer demand by promoting the great taste, nutrition and culinary versatility of USA-grown peanuts.

Contact: Maria Mehok, National Peanut Board, 678-424-5750


The National Peanut Board represents all USA peanut farmers and their families. As farmers and stewards of the land, our mission is to improve the economic condition of USA peanut farmers and their families through compelling promotion and groundbreaking research.

NPB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic information, parental status, and marital or family status. The NPB agrees that it will fully comply with any and all applicable Federal, State, and local equal employment opportunity statutes, ordinances, and regulations, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and the Genetic Information Act of 2008. Persons requiring alternative means of program communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) or mobility assistance should contact NPB at 678-424-5750 prior to attending the NPB event in question.

The National Peanut Board’s Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order can be accessed on the USDA Agricultural Marketing Services website, or can be downloaded by clicking here.

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