Bastrop, LA – The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation will hold a nominations election to select two nominees for member and two nominees for the alternate member to be submitted to the National Peanut Board.
The Louisiana Peanut Producer Caucus will be held as follows:
Louisiana Peanut Producer Caucus
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
LSU Ag Center Morehouse Parish County Agents Office
9609 Marlatt Street, Bastrop, LA
Phone: (318) 281-5741
All eligible peanut producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible peanut producers are those who are engaged in the actual production and sale of peanuts. To be eligible to be nominated, a peanut producer must own or share in the ownership of the peanut crop and have a risk of loss in the crop. Producers must have produced and sold peanuts in the last 2 years and must be able to provide records of production and sales of peanuts to validate their status as an eligible peanut producer. The National Peanut Board collects checkoff contributions from commercial U.S. peanut producers at the first point of sale and uses growers’ checkoff contributions to fund peanut research and promotion.
Francis Victor Jordan III from Rayville, LA is the current At-Large member who serves on the National Peanut Board and Kyle Baltz from Pocahontas, Arkansas is the current alternate At-Large member. The term for the current At-Large board member and alternate expires Dec. 31, 2014.
USDA seeks two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit Louisiana’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 National Peanut Board
The National Peanut Board represents all USA peanut farmers and their families. The mission of the Board is to provide USA peanut growers with a receptive and growing market for their peanuts and the information and tools for improved efficiencies. 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.