Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Mar 27, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, applauded the appointment of Martin ‘Marty’ L. McLendon of Leary, Georgia to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service Peanut Standards Board.

“Marty has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader as a major producer in the Peanut Industry and I am thrilled to hear that he will be representing Georgia on the Peanut Standards Board,” said Congressman Bishop. “The Peanut Standards Board is an important asset to peanut farmers in Georgia, and across the nation, and I am positive that Marty will do his absolute best to work with the other members and the USDA to keep the Peanut industry growing stronger than ever.”

Martin L. McLendon was born and raised in Southwest, Georgia and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Being a major producer in the Peanut Industry, he also serves on the Georgia Flint River Commission and is very active in civic activities in his community. As a member on the board he will work with the USDA to help improve quality and handling standards involving the production of peanuts.

The Peanut Standards Board members are appointed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and represent the Southeast Region, covering Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The Peanut Standards Board is authorized under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.