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Florida Peanut Producers Association Seeks Grower Input

Press Release: June 22, 2016
Florida Peanut Producers Association Request Input

Dear Florida Peanut Farmer:
To better represent all peanut farmers in the state, Florida Peanut Producers Association Board of Directors is seeking your input and suggestions on how to create districts or regions where directors will be elected from.

Over the past 10 years there has been tremendous growth in peanut production in North and Central Florida while board representation on Florida Peanut Producers Association has remained the same. It is the Board’s intentions to make sure that all of Florida’s peanut farmers are equally and fairly represented.
Please submit your suggestions to Florida Peanut Producers Association office by mail or email by July 11, 2016.

By mail:
Florida Peanut Producers Association
2741 Penn Ave Suite 1
Marianna, FL 32448

By email:

Scholarship Money Available

(850) 526-2590

Marianna, FL- The Florida Peanut Producers Association is pleased to announce the opening of their 2016 Scholarship Award Program, effective April 1, 2016.

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 is the intent of the Scholarship Award Committee, however, that the award recipients attend a Florida junior college or four-year university.

Each winner will receive $600 when the scholarship winners are announced.  The remaining $600 will be awarded after the completion of one semester and documentation of passing grades is submitted to the FPPA Office.

“The Florida Peanut Producers Association is committed to helping further the education of young people in Florida and the scholarship program is evidence of our commitment,” said Ken Barton, Executive Director of the FPPA.

“The FPPA welcomes all applicants.  The final selection will be made by the committee and all applicants will be notified by mail, as will the scholarship winners,” said Barton.

For an application contact the FPPA office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 1, Marianna, FL 32448, call (850) 526-2590 or you can print the application.  The Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2016.

USDA Seeks Nominees for Peanut Standards Board

AMS No: 041-16

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for peanut producers and industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board.

The board consists of 18 members with representation equally divided between peanut producers and industry representatives. Representation is divided among three regions: the Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, and Florida), the Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico), and Virginia/North Carolina. Each region has three producer seats and three industry representative seats with staggered 3-year terms.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will appoint one producer and one industry representative from each region to succeed members whose terms expire on June 30, 2016. The six new members will serve terms ending on June 30, 2019.

The 2002 Farm Bill established the Peanut Standards Board to consult with USDA regarding quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The board plays a key role in representing the U.S. peanut industry on issues affecting quality and marketability.

USDA encourages board membership that reflects the diversity of the industry it represents. All eligible women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are invited to seek nomination for a seat on the Peanut Standards Board by the May 2, 2016, deadline.

For nominating forms and additional board information, visit:www.ams.usda.gov/PeanutStandardsBoard, or contact Steven W. Kauffman, Marketing Specialist, or Christian D. Nissen, Regional Director, Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (863) 837-1551, Fax: (863) 291-8614, or E-mail: Steven.Kauffman@ams.usda.gov or Christian.Nissen@ams.usda.gov.