America's Peanut Farmers

The commercial peanut industry is made up of growers, shellers, manufacturers and allied industries, such as tote bag suppliers and other service providers. Peanuts are grown in 13 states, across the southern United States and in many countries around the world. World production of peanuts was approximately 45 million metric tons in 2017, with China being the world s largest producer.

The United States is the third largest producer (2018), and exports about 20-25% of production. In 2018, about 60% of the peanuts grown were made into peanut butter.

Peanut Consumption Charts


Peanut Country USA
Peanuts are grown commercially in 13 states across the southern United States. Each year the United States Department of Agriculture certifies acres planted to peanuts across the U.S. This map shows where those....

U.S. Quality Control and Research
Consumers throughout the world are concerned about consistently obtaining flavorful, wholesome peanuts that are uniform in size and free from foreign material and contamination. The U.S. peanut industry continues to....

Custom Products & Processing
In recent years, U.S. processors and manufacturers have greatly expanded the range of specialized products available. American processors can meet individual specifications and can offer many new and interesting products....

Peanut Butter for the Hungry

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