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. 

Peanuts & Sustainability: A Case of Good Bacteria

Thanks to a certain type of bacteria, peanuts have a special characteristic that contributes to the environmental sustainability.

Voices of Peanut Farming: Sustainability

For many growers, peanuts have helped sustain their farmland as well as their livelihood. 

5 Surprising Uses for Peanut Shells

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

This Farmer Goes Whole Hog for Peanuts

A Georgia farmer supports sustainability across his operation with peanuts.

A Window into Farm Life: Planning for Peanut Planting

The winter calm in peanut country is deceiving. But the peanut farmers and farm workers are bustling.

Sustainable at Heart

Casey Cox makes conservation her passion. At 24, she is the sixth generation of her family to farm along the Flint River Basin in Georgia.

Treading Lightly: The Water Footprint of Peanuts

Peanuts are efficient water-users. It takes 18 gallons of water to grow an ounce of peanuts. 98 gallons of water to grow an ounce of almonds.

Could peanuts be one solution to two of the planet’s biggest issues?

Last weekend, experts from across the globe gathered in New York City for the United Nation Summit on Sustainable Development. Among the 17 goals they discussed is this one: “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”

Voices of Peanut Farming Series

Farmers make up just two percent of the U.S. population, so chances are you haven't had the opportunity to meet one. We're giving you a rare glimpse into life as a peanut farmer.

    

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