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. 

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.

Sustainability

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.

It’s Earth Day! Have You Seen Our Power Plant?

Those delicious little kernels in a jar of peanuts have plant-based protein to help you power through your hunger. But you may not realize that the rest of the peanut plant is a source of power in other ways as well. Reducing waste and using renewable resources contributes to sustainability. That’s why on Earth Day we want you to know how the entire peanut plant can be used to power land and livestock, and even as a biofuel so that nothing goes to waste, and the whole plant gets used.
         

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