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Peanuts: The Nuts That Aren’t Really Nuts

Though one of the most popular and recognizable “nuts” in the United States, peanuts are actually not true nuts. Rather, they are the shell-enclosed seeds of a plant that’s related to peas and beans. Click here for more details.

Secretary Appoints Peanuts Standards Board Members

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed three producers and three industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. All six members will serve on the board through June 30, 2018. Their appointments are effective immediately. Click here for more details.

Million Dollar Grant Funds Research into Peanut Allergy Cure

On 9 November, the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) announced a $1.13 million grant towards potentially life-saving research into a treatment for peanut allergies involving researchers at Nepean Hospital and the Sydney Medical School Nepean. Click here for more details.

Nut allergies: How effective is banning the peanut?

Peanut lovers might call it a war on peanuts. The board of health in Hamilton, Ont., has voted to study the possibility of banning peanuts from all city buildings, including football and hockey stadiums and recreation centres. The legumes are already banned from public schools. Click here for more details.

USA Peanut Export Statistics

World peanut production totals approximately 29 million metric tons per year, with the U.S. being the world’s third largest producer, after China and India. Worldwide peanut exports are approximately 1.25 million metric tons. The U.S. is one of the world’s leading peanut exporters, with average annual exports of between 200,000 and 250,000 metric tons. Click here for more details.

A Time To Reflect On 2015

With few exceptions, I have been on the Georgia Peanut Tour every year since the early 90s. is year stood out as particularly good for the opportunities to gather new information and be reminded of information known, but perhaps forgotten. Click here for more details.