U.S. Peanuts should – and must – be part of a sustainable future

Peanut farmers protect the land for a living and must make a living themselves. Meanwhile, food and environmental sustainability is being demanded by our customers, consumers, governments and trade partners. The Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative unites these goals.

With growers’ help, we can tell peanut’s sustainability story – and bring those stories to life with real-world information and examples.

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Growers: Help us tell your story, get real value in return

To talk up growers’ sustainability record, we need you to share information about your practices and production. In return, we will give you back business intelligence that can help you continuously improve your sustainability practices – and grow your business.

Industry led, industry fed

The Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative comes from and is led by the U.S. peanut industry. It is fueled by data from growers across the United States who want to tell their sustainability story – and who want to benefit from what they can learn in the process.

What’s in this for ______?

Every sector of the peanut supply chain will benefit from the Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative.

Growers

U.S. peanut growers have the most to gain from the Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative

Shellers

Shellers can improve grower relations, and trade competitiveness

Manufacturers

The Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative can be the backbone for responsible sourcing programs

What industry leaders are saying

The Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative has already gained support from across the peanut supply chain. Here’s what industry leaders are saying.

As peanut farmers, we are always concerned with producing a sustainable, nutritious and affordable crop. It is becoming ever more important to our peanut manufacturers and ultimately to consumers that we share with them how we achieve these goals.

Georgia Peanut Grower Donald Chase

News & Events

Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative Launches

The April 2022 issue of Southeastern Peanut Farmer magazine details information about the Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative and how farmers can participate. The American Peanut Council has been working on this program for several years and it is finally open and ready for farmers to sign up and enter their production management data.

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Growings On: Developing a sustainability calculator

Ye Juliet Chu, a horticulture scientist from the University of Georgia, has produced three new breeding lines from wild peanut relatives in an effort to increase peanut profitability and sustainability. Chu’s three new varieties have exhibited resistance to leaf spot, one of the most harmful diseases for peanut growth.

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Founding Sponsors

The Sustainable U.S. Peanuts initiative is financed by every link of the U.S. peanut supply chain: growers, shellers, manufacturers, and input suppliers and service providers. Thanks for your leadership.

On Behalf of their Member Companies

Thank you for Your Interest

Registration will open in January 2022.
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