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Peanut board returns to in-person global peanut forum in Budapest

Peanut supply panel discussed latest on plantings, regulatory environment, input costs, supply chain challenges and other issues.

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National Peanut Board president and CEO Bob Parker speaks at the International Peanut Forum in Budapest, Hungary.National Peanut Board

After meeting virtually in 2021, the International Peanut Forum was back in person in Budapest, Hungary for 2022. National Peanut Board president and CEO Bob Parker, CMO Ryan Lepicier and former chairman Peter Froese were all in attendance. Over 240 delegates from 33 countries were also in attendance.

Lepicier moderated the peanut supply panel session, where peanut-supplying countries spoke the latest on plantings, regulatory environment, input costs, supply chain challenges and other issues impacting the production and delivery of peanuts. Panelists consisted of representatives from Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Nicaragua and the U.S. Parker was the representative for the U.S.

“Going to some place like Budapest was amazing but what made it even better was to see the whole industry together after two years,” Froese said. “The American Peanut Council put together a beautiful two-day event and the speakers they had this year were excellent. We even had the opportunity to tour the city and sure enough found peanuts in the grocery stores that ranged from in-shell, packaged and lots in between. As a producer, it was fascinating to see what it takes for our products to get into the hands of our European consumers, and it felt great to see other countries enjoy our U.S.-grown peanuts.”

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