Peanut Standards Board

Peanut Standards Board
Docket Number: AMS-SC-15-0080
Comments received by: May 2, 2016
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The initial Board was appointed by the Secretary and announced on December 5, 2002. USDA seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for selection as Board members for a term of office ending June 30, 2019. Selected nominees would replace three producers and three industry representatives who currently serve on the Board and have terms of office that end on June 30, 2016. The Board consists of 18 members representing producers and the industry. In an effort to obtain diversity among candidates, USDA encourages the nomination of men and women of all racial and ethnic groups and persons with a disability.
Steven W. Kauffman of the Southeast Marketing Field Office
Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA
1124 1st St.
Winter Haven, FL  33880
Telephone: (863) 324-3375
Fax: (863) 291-8614