Peanut group to form board
The Oklahoma Peanut Commission is seeking peanut producers interested in representing the state on the National Peanut Board. Anyone who is engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss of the crop is encouraged to participate. Terms of the current Oklahoma board member and alternate expire Dec. 31. The National Peanut Board will submit Oklahoma's nominees to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who makes the appointments. Interested peanut producers should contact Mike Kubicek at 275-5994 or email@example.com.
City woman joins tax panel
An Oklahoma City resident is one of 26 new members selected for the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee that provides taxpayer suggestions to the Internal Revenue Service. Mary Jo Thomson, of Oklahoma City, was selected from almost 400 people nationwide. She and the other new members join a panel of 77 volunteers for 2013. Panel members agree to serve a three-year appointment and are expected to devote 200 to 300 hours per year to panel activities, which include working with IRS executives on priority topics and bringing grassroots concerns raised by taxpayers to the attention of the IRS. Taxpayers may contact their representative at www.improveirs.org.
Program selects OKC, Tulsa
Oklahoma City and Tulsa are among 27 cities picked to host the Emerging Leaders Initiative program, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Friday. The program offers support and training for established local small businesses. The seven-month executive leader curriculum includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time per participant, allowing small business owners to work with mentors, attend workshops and develop connections with peers, city leaders, and financial communities. Classes are to begin in April.
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP
TULSA — NGL Energy Partners LP on Friday reported quarterly earnings of $40.5 million, or 75 cents a unit. That is up from $6.1 million, or 24 cents a unit, for the same period of 2011. “We completed a number of acquisitions during the quarter that further enhanced our ability to provide customers with a full range of services from wellhead to the end market,” CEO H. Michael Krimbill said.
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