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Georgia Peanut Commission Seeks National Peanut Board Nominees for Alternate Position

Aug. 9, 2018—ATLANTA—Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving as an alternate member on the National Peanut Board.  GPC will hold a nominations election to select two nominees for alternate position during a meeting on Thursday, September 13, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST, at the Georgia Peanut Commission office, 445 Fulwood Blvd., Tifton, Ga. 

National Peanut Board, Peanut Industry Partners Expand Research Dollars with NIFA Matching Funds

August 9, 2018--ATLANTA--The National Peanut Board, along with funding partner USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announces the awarding of three research grants focusing on genomics-enabled plant breeding.

Collaborating with two peanut industry funding partners, the Southeastern Peanut Research Initiative (SPRI) and the Peanut Foundation, the National Peanut Board was able to allocate $542,226. NIFA’s dollar-for-dollar matching funds yielded a total of $1,084,452 for production research.

Why Self-Pollination is a Good Thing for Peanuts…and Us

Peanuts are one of the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly food sources available today.  A feature of its growing cycle—self-pollination—makes peanuts environmentally-friendly. Self-pollination means peanuts do not require outside aid—such as bees, other insects or the wind—to carry pollen from one plant to another in reproduction. Very few plants pollinate independently of insects, bees or wind. Self-pollination is most often seen in legumes (peanuts are legumes) and in many kinds of orchids, peas, sunflowers and daisies.

FY-19 Planning is Priority Agenda Item at July National Peanut Board Meeting

June 20, 2018 – ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board will set strategic direction for the FY-19 program of work and budget at its next quarterly board meeting July 18 and 19, 2018, at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, Fla.

Grower Listening Session, Field Visit Set for National Peanut Board Quarterly Meeting

March 8, 2018 – ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board has scheduled its quarterly Board and committee meetings for April 3-4, 2018, in Charleston, S. C. at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, 68 Wentworth Street, Charleston, S. C. 29401 (843-534-0300). The National Peanut Board and the South Carolina Peanut Board will hold a joint Grower Listening Session addressing common production issues, best practices and continuous improvement.

Texas Peanut Producers Board Seeks National Peanut Board Nominees

Feb. 2, 2018 – ATLANTATexas Peanut Producers Board seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.  Texas Peanut Producers Board will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on Thurs., March 1 at 3:00 p.m. CST, at Gruene River Grill—Wine Room, 1259 Gruene Road, New Braunsfels, Texas.  All eligible 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.

South Carolina Peanut Board Seeks National Peanut Board Nominees

Feb. 2, 2018 – ATLANTAThe South Carolina Peanut Board seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.  The South Carolina Peanut Board will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on Wed., March 14 at 12:00 p.m. EST, at Clark’s Restaurant, 114 Bradford Blvd., Santee, S.C.  All eligible 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.

Georgia Peanut Commission Seeks National Peanut Board Nominees

Feb. 2, 2018 – ATLANTAGeorgia Peanut Commission seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.  Georgia Peanut Commission will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on Thursday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m. EST, at the Georgia Peanut Commission office, 445 Fulwood Blvd., Tifton, Ga.  All eligible 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.

    

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