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Sign-up open through May for Sustainable U.S. Peanuts program

Posted on Apr 18, 2024 at 2:25 AM

From the American Peanut Council

The American Peanut Council is taking grower enrollments for the Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative's (SUSP) 2023 crop through May 31. In its third year, SUSP is an industry-supported data-collection platform for growers to voluntarily input information on their individual farming practices, such as crop rotation, cover crops, water usage, and breeding and nesting habitats, just to name a tew.

Never before has collecting information on growers' sustainability practices been so important. Not only are consumers demanding sustainable food production practices, but manufacturers, retailers and even our international trading partners are increasingly having the same expectations. SUSP is supporting America's peanut farmers with metrics on the most efficient use of on-farm resources, as well as encouraging farm operation sustainability practices that will help meet these expectations, lead to increased demand for peanuts and set the stage for long-term economic viability.

Growers can enroll in SUSP by completing an annual self-assessment (20-40 minutes) and field-level survey (20-30 minutes). Subsequent years’ enrollments are much faster after a grower’s initial enrollment. If a grower is already enrolled in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, they can join that account with SUSP to streamline their enrollment. Growers can enroll through May 31 at or by contacting Allie Randell via email at

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