National Peanut Board CEO to Retire and Combine Sales End 2022 Healthy
**National Peanut Board President and CEO Bob Parker has informed the Board that after 10 years he plans to retire at the end of 2023.
An NPB search committee has begun the process to ensure a smooth transition.
The Board’s executive committee has hired executive search firm Vetted Solutions to lead the search for a CEO successor.
Those interested in applying can send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Combine harvester sales finished 2022 with healthy gains in unit sales while ag tractors finished below 2021 levels in both the U.S. and Canada.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says total U.S. ag tractor unit sales fell during December and the whole year when compared with 2021.
U.S. combine sales grew 16% in December and finished 2022 almost 16% higher than the previous year.
**Delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 104th annual convention adopted policies that will guide the organization’s work in 2023.
Key topics ranged from expanding risk management programs and improving dairy pricing transparency to battling hunger.
President Zippy Duvall says, there’s a lot of work to do in 2023 as Congress drafts the next farm bill, and the policies that will guide AFBF as we work to ensure farmers and ranchers continue to meet our growing needs.