NEW MADRID, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau has announced it is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. The Missouri Farm Bureau will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting to be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the New Madrid County USDA- Farm Service Agency (FSA) Service Center Office located at 495 Us Highway 61, New Madrid, MO 63869. The telephone number for the New Madrid County FSA Office in New Madrid, MO is (573) 748-2557.

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 and have proof of production records.
Eileen Jordan from Rayville, LA is the current At-Large National Peanut Board Member and Micah Barham serves as the At-Large National Peanut Board Alternate from Oak Ridge, LA. The term for the current National Peanut Board At-Large Board Member and At-Large Alternate Board Member are set to expire on Dec. 31, 2018.

USDA requires 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 Missouri Farm Bureau

The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation is Missouri’s largest general farm organization and requests that eligible Missouri peanut producers attend the March 16 meeting.

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.