It was announced today that the United States Peanut Federation (USPF) has been formed to serve as a unified voice in Washington D.C. for all sectors of the peanut industry. Tyron Spearman has the story.
TIFTON, Ga. – Peanut industry growers, shellers and buying points have joined together to form the United States Peanut Federation (USPF). USPF will serve as a unified voice in Washington D.C. for all sectors of the peanut industry and advocate actively for strong agricultural policy.
USPF’s mission is to protect, promote and improve business conditions for the peanut industry. Commenting on the formation of the USPF, Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies said, “I cannot express how pleased I am that the United States Peanut Federation has been formed to advocate collectively for all sectors of the peanut industry. As co-Chair of the Congressional Peanut Caucus, I believe the industry will benefit tremendously from this new unified voice. This is truly an organization whose time has come.”
The Federation is comprised of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, the American Peanut Shellers Association and the National Peanut Buying Points Association. The organizations that make up the newly founded national federation have a rich history of serving its members and communities to support the peanut industry.
Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit said, “I commend the associations for joining forces to advocate for our nation’s peanut industry which plays an important role in feeding not only our country but also the world. As times get tough for our country, it is important to concentrate efforts in a unified voice to better our peanut industry in rural America, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this new partnership.”
The USPF will represent several thousand people with interests in the peanut industry.
For additional information about joining the United States Peanut Federation, contact Joe Thomas at (202) 543-7464 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.