Sustainability

U.S. peanut farmers believed in the sustainability of our natural resources long before it became popular. Farmers invest in the land and research to ensure a sustainable future. Discover the latest advances in research, technology and sustainable farming techniques here. 

Peanut Genomics Bring the Future Closer: Q&A with Dr. Corley Holbrook

Dr. Holbrook’s latest advancement. Recently, a peanut variety was developed using genetic markers resistant to leaf spot. This development could lead to reduced or eliminated spraying for leaf spot.

Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative Seeks to Drive Farm Improvement and Profitability

Sustainable U.S. Peanuts is an industry-born, industry-led and industry-financed initiative that aims to document the sustainability practices that go into producing peanuts.

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

It’s no secret that many Americans fall short when it comes to eating the recommended five daily servings of fruits and veggies, despite the health benefits. Many of us know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables. So, why aren’t we getting enough? Here are some common barriers to fruit and veggie consumption, and strategies to help you add more produce to your plate.

Peanuts are the Food of the Future. Here's why.

With a population that will reach nine billion by 2050, there is a real need for sustainably sourced foods. Water-efficient, nutrient and energy-dense crops, such as peanuts, are key to meeting the food supply and nutrition demands of the future.

5 Surprising Uses for Peanut Shells

Though often crushed underfoot, the noble peanut shell is an eco-friendly alternative to a variety of products. 

Sustainable Practices Make All the Difference for Peanut Planting Season

How can you tell when it's the best time to plant? Three expert growers offer insights.

Sustainable Snack Swaps

What’s one thing we all need, most of us waste and some of us don’t have enough of? Food!

Peanuts and Sustainability FAQs

It is easy to talk about peanuts and sustainability. Peanuts are a naturally sustainable crop and one of nature’s original “zero-waste” plants. From roots to shells, every part is utilized throughout the planting, growing, harvesting and production process. Peanuts are water efficient and enrich the soil with fertilizer. Farmers are producing more peanuts on the same land with fewer inputs.

The Future of Carbon Credits: Q&A with Jessica Kelton

An emerging way for farmers to make extra money is through the rising carbon market. 
    

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