Scholarship Money Available

NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: FPPA OFFICE (850) 526-2590 Marianna, FL- The Florida Peanut Producers Association is pleased to announce the opening of their 2017 Scholarship Award Program, effective April 1, 2017. Two $1,200 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors and/or college students. The applicant or someone in the applicant’s family must be an actively producing peanut grower, not necessarily a member of the FPPA. It … Read More

March 31, 2017

U.S. peanut industry donates 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. peanut industry donated more than 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 21, 2017. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic under nutrition, heart disease, and obesity. The donation was made possible by the partners of the Southern … Read More

March 27, 2017

Preventing Peanut Allergies: The Full Scoop on New Guidelines

Peanuts and peanut butter are back on the menu for infants, according to new guidelines urging parents to introduce peanut products to their children starting around 4-6 months of age. Released January 5, the National Institute of Health’s new recommendations are based on research that found early and regular exposure to peanut products resulted in the prevention of peanut allergies in a large number of infants. The guidelines explain how to … Read More

January 13, 2017

Florida Peanut Farmers Begin Peanut Leadership Academy Class X

Twenty-three peanut growers and sheller representatives from across the Southeast, Texas and the Virginia-Carolina area began Class X of the Peanut Leadership Academy Dec. 12-14, 2016, in Miramar Beach, Florida. The Peanut Leadership Academy is hosted by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and is a cooperative effort between Syngenta Crop Protection, the American Peanut Shellers Association and grower organizations. The program began in 1998 with the first class of 14 … Read More

January 12, 2017