APC Members and Benefit Information


The American Peanut Council is a nonprofit, membership-driven organization that serves as the umbrella trade association representing ALL segments of the U.S. peanut industry. Joining APC, connects you with other businesses, agricultural experts and leaders in every aspect of the industry to help further the growth of your company or service.

APC provides a forum for all industry groups to exchange, share and process information. APC also provides expertise in:

  • Issues management
  • Food safety
  • Export promotion
  • Peanut industry research


APC puts you in contact with the people, companies, services, and specialized information in the peanut industry to help position and leverage your business for success. Every member becomes a part of our comprehensive online database and directory and is immediately connected to the larger peanut community which offers access to;

  • Special resources, member education and training tools
  • Experts in different fields
  • Marketing and research support
  • Discounts to APC peanut industry conferences and events


Not only does APC promote the consumption of U.S. peanuts and peanut products globally, we are here to help companies achieve their strategies and programs for new markets, customers, sales and distribution. Through export promotions and detailed market information, members have resources and assistance readily available.


Food Safety: APC leads the industry in developing best practices and training on food safety and represents the industry in crisis management. APC provides industry, government, media and consumers with answers to questions on food safety and pesticide issues.

Export Promotion: APC manages a $3.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote U.S. grown peanuts and peanut products around the globe. We manage and monitor global promotions that allow many international products to proudly wear the “Quality USA” logo.

Standards: APC works to provide uniform standards in the industry and utilize new technology for greater efficiencies, such as;

  • The electronic Trade Document Exchange converts paper trade documents to a secure electronic format improving efficiencies for members and customers.
  • The Tote Bag Taskforce establishes uniform specifications and procedures for tote bags to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Information and Communications

The APC team keeps you up-to-date with the latest intelligence on the global peanut industry, providing a one-stop shop for all your communication needs. APC communicates important industry information to our members via:

  • News flash emails, weekly media summaries and monthly newsletters
  • Special publications and position statements
  • Website (peanutsusa.com) and social media
  • Weekly peanut prices, monthly U.S. export statistics and more!

Peanut Butter for the Hungry: A humanitarian initiative of the peanut industry in the U.S. (growers, shellers, manufacturers and allied industry members) to help malnourished children in places where resources are limited by providing protein-rich peanut butter and peanut-based “ready-to-use therapeutic food.” RUTF is revolutionizing the treatment of severe acute malnutrition. (www.pb4h.org).

The Peanut Foundation: directs and supports peanut research on behalf of all segments of the peanut industry. 

  • Most recently, the foundation concluded a five-year, $6 million project to map the peanut genome giving scientists the capability to find beneficial genes in cultivated and wild peanuts that can lead to greater yields, lower losses to disease, improved nutrition, better flavor and virtually anything that is genetically determined by the peanut plant. These accomplishments have opened doors for breeders to manipulate peanut traits without using controversial and expensive GMO techniques.

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Contact us at (703) 838-9500 or pdisney@peanutsusa.com


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