In 2016, Hurricane Matthew affected peanut farmers up and down the East Coast in ways that run the gamut. Some like Georgie Griffin, president of Leggett and Gurganus Peanut Company in North Carolina, paid a price.
From the soils of Wilcox County to Beyonce’s dinner plate, Oliver Farm’s green peanut oil has made huge strides from its humble beginnings. The creation of this new oil almost never happened though and it is due to life circumstances that it was even created in the first place.
June 22, 2017 – ATLANTA – The National Peanut Board will set strategic direction for the FY-18 program of work and budget at its next quarterly board meeting July 19 and 20, 2017 at Miramar Beach, Fla. The meeting will precede the 19th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 20-22 at the same location.
June 21, 2017 – ATLANTA –In response to the thousands of families affected by the devastating floods in Northeast Arkansas in May, the Arkansas Peanut Growers Association (APGA) and Peanut Proud will deliver 30,000 jars of peanut butter on Wed., June 21, to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, 3414 One Place, Jonesboro, Ark., 72404.
June 20, 2017 – ATLANTA – The National Peanut Board, along with funding partner USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announces the awarding of research grants totaling $ 1.4 million to help find solutions to two vexing issues: accurate diagnosis of peanut and food allergies and continuous improvements in water use efficiency in peanuts.
Whether you’re hosting a casual backyard barbeque or an upscale dessert party, a cheese and charcuterie board is a great addition to the menu. A crowd-pleasing appetizer board doesn’t have to require much prep time, and it will keep guests occupied so you can enjoy hosting.
I stroll into the market and my senses are overwhelmed in the best way possible – the newly harvested vegetables bursting with color, the three-man band playing joyful folk music, and the aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries combined with the delightful fragrance looming from the flower stand. I’m greeted with a warm smile from two farmers who have been awake at least four hours longer than me.
In this Q&A, Craig Miller, Executive Producer of Craig Miller Productions, shares perspective on what it’s like to shoot a film on a peanut farm. Craig and his team produced the stunning video series called Peanuts are the Crop of Now, which highlights the day to day life of three U.S. peanut farming families and how they keep their farms sustainable for future generations.
April 19, 2017 – ATLANTA – To make sure that positive momentum continues into the future – and to keep growers prepared for potential challenges that could arise – the National Peanut Board approved a new strategic plan at its quarterly meeting April 5-6 in Starkville, Miss. The plan establishes measurable goals and strategies for the organization’s work through the end of FY20 in October 2020, and ensures it focuses on the most important opportunities and needs ahead.
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