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. This includes:

  • Lead the industry's efforts on sustainability
  • Grow and defend export markets for U.S. peanuts and peanut products
  • Coordinate peanut-focused scientific research across the supply chain
  • Provide industry leadership on food safety and crisis management


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 commercial and academic 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.


Sustainability: APC leads the industry in tracking data for the peanut industry. APC’s Sustainable U.S. Peanut Initiative is building a data-collection platform to create transparency that will serve the entire supply chain.

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:

  • Newsflash emails, weekly media summaries and a monthly newsletter
  • Special publications and position statements
  • Website and social media
  • Monthly U.S. export statistics, trade policy and food safety updates

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 is the research arm of the American Peanut Council. Our mission is to lead funding, coordination, and promotion of an organized science research and knowledge-transfer plan that results in a more resilient and competitive U.S. peanut industry. We are the only funder of peanut production and processing research that represents the entire industry. Our Board of Directors represents the diversity of the U.S. peanut industry, including growers, shellers, manufacturers, and allied industries.

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Contact us at (703) 838-9501 or pdisney@peanutsusa.com 

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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.