Jan. 30, 2018
Contact: Shelly Nutt
Texas Peanut Producers Board
Texas Peanut Producers Board seeks National Peanut Board nominees
LUBBOCK, TEXAS – The Texas Peanut Producers Board (TPPB) seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. TPPB will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting March 1, 2018 at the Gruene River Grill Wine Room in Gruene, Texas. All eligible peanut 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.
Peter Froese Jr. of Seminole is the current Texas National Peanut Board member and Jeffery Roper of Lubbock serves as the alternate. The term for the current Texas board member and alternate expires Dec. 31, 2017.
USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit STATE’s slate of 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’s policy that membership on industry-government boards and committees accurately reflect the diversity of individuals served by the programs.
About the Texas Peanut Producers Board
The Peanut Producers Board is the oldest agricultural commodity board in the state of Texas. TPPB is a research and promotion program for peanuts funded by a uniform peanut checkoff, collected from peanut producers in every county of Texas.
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.
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