Ninety four percent of American households consider peanut butter to be a virtual food group in its own right, while less than 10% of Mexican households even have a jar on hand.
The Texas Peanut Producers Board and staff met with a variety of representatives from the peanut industry at a roundtable event in Gruene, TX on March 22, 2022. The conversations and presentations ranged from marketing the health benefits of peanuts, challenges and opportunities of export markets, defining new directions for peanut research, and improving the […]
Jan. 25, 2022 – ATLANTA – The water footprint of peanuts has been relatively small for decades, but updated data shows the industry has improved water efficiency by nearly a third. Newly released data reports that 3.2 gallons of water is used to produce one ounce of shelled peanuts. Water usage for major tree nuts […]
Are you looking to grow your leadership skills and knowledge of the peanut industry? Consider applying to be a part of Class XII of the Peanut Leadership Academy. This two-year program gives peanut growers and sheller representatives in select states a unique opportunity to come together and learn more about the industry. To be eligible […]
In June of 2021, three Texas peanut farmers graduated from the Peanut Leadership Academy Class XII. Pictured above with TPPB Executive Director, Shelly Nutt, is Rustin Knight from Terry County, Benny Teichroeb from Gaines County and Texas’ National Peanut Board candidate, Lexi Floyd, from Terry County. The Peanut Leadership Academy is facilitated by the Southern […]
One of TPPB’s Own is Honored TPPB’s longtime research consultant, Bob Whitney, was awarded the Norman Borlaug award by the Texas Plant Protection Association. Congratulations, Bob! Texas Peanut Farmers Give Back Texas’ peanut farmers donated over 32k jars of HEB peanut butter, made with high quality Texas peanuts, to food banks across the state.
Written By: Guest Columnist, JEAN LONIE, Coordinator for International Marketing, Texas Department of Agriculture Part of our work at the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is to help promote the outstanding products grown here in the Lone Star State – and we are always excited to get to highlight Texas peanuts (and our peanut producers!). […]
Exciting things are happening for TPPB’s interns! Campbell Williams, our intern for the past year, graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s in agricultural communications in December. She has done great work at TPPB – whether it was writing newsletter stories or creating social media posts, Campbell completed the task efficiently and made sure it […]
While most of 2020 was unusual and challenging, the same can be said for the 2020 harvest. Kelton Coleman, a farmer from Lamesa, gave us an inside scoop on how his 2020 harvest went. “[2020 harvest] was especially challenging because we had an early freeze,” Coleman said. “That killed the peanuts, so we had to […]
A new peanut sheller is coming to Vernon, Texas. Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed, a branch of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is in the midst of finishing the sheller, which is set to have a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 2, 2021. Dr. Richard Vierling, the manager of Texas Foundation Seed, said the sheller will […]