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 $3.2 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 using U.S. peanuts to proudly display the "Quality USA" logo.

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 a monthly newsletter
  • Special publications and position statements
  • Website 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 (pb4h.org).

The Peanut Research Foundation: Directs and supports peanut research on behalf of all segments of the peanut industry. (peanutresearchfoundation.org).

The Peanut Research Foundation wrapped up an industry-supported Peanut Genome Initiative in 2017 and is now engaged in PGI phase 2 – focusing on marker-assisted selection technologies that improve the peanut breeding process. The goal is to introduce desirable traits into peanut varieties, which improve the sustainability story of production systems and facilitate processing, all while preserving the already amazing taste and nutritional traits of peanut products.

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The American Peanut Council does not discriminate in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, or marital/family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations or alternative means of program communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, ASL, Languages other than English etc.) should contact APC for assistance at 703-838-9500.