Increase the Threshold of the Primary Peanut-Producing States and Adjustment of Membership: Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order

Docket Number:  AMS–SC–20–0100
Comments Due: September 27, 2021


This proposal invites comments on increasing the threshold for defining primary peanut-producing states as states that maintain a 3-year average production of at least 20,000 tons of peanuts instead of 10,000 tons of peanuts as currently prescribed in the Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order). The Order is administered by the National Peanut Board (Board) with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As a result of increasing the threshold, this proposal would decrease the Board's membership from 13 to 12 members and their respective alternates. This action would contribute to effective administration of the program.

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Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposed rule. All comments must be submitted through the Federal e-rulemaking portal at:, and should reference the document number and date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Comments submitted in response to this proposed rule will be included in the rulemaking record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made public on the internet at:


Victoria M. Carpenter, Marketing Specialist, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crop Program, AMS, USDA, Stop 0244, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-0244; telephone: (202) 720-6930; or electronic mail:

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