Posted by Colby Rogers - email
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Todd Haymore is urging Virginians to support the state's peanut industry.
Haymore said Friday that the industry has been hurt by a decline in consumption caused by the recall of peanut products in a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
Haymore said the state's peanuts haven't been implicated in the recall. Most of Virginia's peanuts go into shelled or in-shell nuts and specialty products.
He also appealed for donations of peanut butter to food banks in the state. Haymore said peanut butter is a staple for food banks.