Sustainable U.S. Peanuts Initiative

In 2021, the peanut industry came together to fund an effort to document, track, and help improve the sustainability of U.S. peanut production, starting at the field level. The Sustainable U.S. Peanuts initiative serves as the umbrella for sustainability-related efforts. As well as providing sustainability information for peanut buyers, manufacturers, and consumers, it aims to help peanut growers estimate and understand their environmental footprint and share ways to reduce it over time.

Active
Insight

Engagement Targets

Notes: (1) I Minor fluctuations in the number of retained growers is expected from year to year. These fluctuations may be due to year-over-year crop rotation effects or other factors beyond the control of the project. Enrolled acres represent the total number of acres on an individual farm in a specific year. The ability to report enrolled acres is based on the Fieldprint Project Standard requirement that individual growers enrolled in projects enter at least 10% of the acres managed for a specific crop. (2) Entered acres represent the actual number of enrolled acres for which data is entered in the Fieldprint Platform for analysis.

Objectives

Reach 5% acreage representation at the national level by 2023
2023
Third Party Verified

One of the goals of the initiative is to have good representation at the national level to understand the environmental footprint of peanuts in all regions. We were able to reach 5% of national peanut acreage represented. 

2023
Third Party Verified

In the 2022 crop year enrollment (completed in 2023) we were able to reach 6.7% representation of US peanut producing acres. By 2024 (2023 crop year) our goal is to have 10% acreage enrolled nationally. 

Participants

Project Details

Status
Active
Pathway
Insight
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