USDA Seeks Nominees for Peanut Standards Board

May 10, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for three producers and three industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. USDA will select individuals to succeed members whose terms expire on June 30, 2018. The deadline for nominations is June 25, 2018.

The board consists of nine peanut producers and nine industry representatives for three regions: Southeast (Alabama, Florida and Georgia), Southwest (New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) and Virginia/North Carolina. Each region has three producer seats and three industry representative seats with staggered three-year terms.

The Advisory Committee Background Information Form used for nominations is available on the Peanut Standards Board page on the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) website. For more information, contact AMS Marketing Specialist Steven Kauffman (steven.kauffman@ams.usda.gov) or AMS Regional Director Christian Nissen (christian.nissen@ams.usda.gov) at (863) 324-3375.

The notice seeking nominations was available in the Federal Register May 10, 2018.

The 2002 Farm Bill established the Peanut Standards Board to advise 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.

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