Farmers

At the National Peanut Board, we represent all USA peanut farmers and their families. Through research and marketing initiatives, we’re finding new ways to enhance production and increase the demand of USA-grown peanuts. See how advances in research, technology and farming techniques have increased the sustainability of peanut farming. Meet the men and women who grow America’s favorite nut. 

Peanut Farmer Greg Gill Doesn't Work a 9-5 and Wouldn't Have it Any Other Way

Greg Gill is a passionate peanut farmer who’s quick to laugh and to make a friend. He travels with koozies emblazoned in bright orange with his farm’s name, ready to pass out to virtually everyone he meets—from Napa Valley, California to his hometown of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

FY-18 Plans Head Agenda for National Peanut Board Quarterly Meeting

November 9, 2017 – ATLANTAThe National Peanut Board has scheduled its quarterly Board and committee meetings for December 5-6 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, D. C.  New officers will be elected and instated, with terms running from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Peanut Council’s Winter Conference Dec. 6 and 7.  

5 Things You Don’t Know About Harvesting Peanuts

It's harvest time in Peanut Country. Discover how farmers get done. 

Peanut Farmers Put Faith First in Natural Disasters

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. 

A Georgia Peanut Farmer Goes Green

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.  

National Peanut Board to Set Direction for FY-18 at Quarterly Board Meeting

June 22, 2017 – ATLANTAThe 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.

Arkansas Peanut Growers Association Donates Peanut Butter to Aid Flood Victims

June 21, 2017 – ATLANTAIn 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.

National Peanut Board Expands Reach of Research Dollars with NIFA Co-Funding

June 20, 2017 – ATLANTAThe 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.

Charcuterie Made Simple: Three Culturally-Inspired Combos

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.

4 Peanut Artisans Weigh In On the Genius of Farmers Markets

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. 

    

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