Texas Peanut Producers Board seeks nominees for National Peanut Board

The Texas Peanut Producers Board 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 at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2015, in the Ambassador Room at 101 East Ave A in Seminole.

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.

Robert “Bob” White of Clarendon is the current Texas National Peanut Board member and Peter Froese Jr. of Seminole serves as the alternate. The term for the current Texas board member and alternate expires Dec. 31, 2015.

USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit Texas’ 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.