Peanut Sustainability Pilot Project

Overview

The peanut industry is an important component of the agricultural economy in the United States. As consumers and manufacturers grow increasingly interested in supply chain sustainability, multiple groups have worked to define the metrics associated with peanut production that are classified as sustainable. 

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A steering committee of farmers, scientists, and researchers have joined together to expand this effort and conduct a pilot project through a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program project administered by the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District. 

The primary goal of this pilot project is to build a comprehensive dataset showcasing the sustainable nature of peanut production throughout all peanut-producing regions. An additional goal of this program is to develop an educational program for growers to evaluate their farming practices in comparison with the overall dataset in order to improve their environmental and economic sustainability.

Peanut producers: download the sustainability questionnaire in the links below ↓


Questionnaire

Download the peanut sustainability questionnaire for peanut producers. There are two versions, both available as fillable forms:

1. Questionnaire Version 1 - Form is completed and sent directly to Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District team. All personally identifiable information is redacted before being sent for data analysis. 

2. Questionnaire Version 2 - Form is completed and given to a third party listed as a point of contact for the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District team (for example: a buying point, peanut sheller, state peanut association). The point of contact designated by the producer keeps page 1 of the questionnaire with the grower's contact information. 

For last year's participants, we will be contacting you directly with a one-page update (available to download here). 

Please note:
This questionnaire is designed to provide useful information that can be used to evaluate the sustainability of peanut production. Individual replies will not be published. Names of respondents will not be published. All information provided in either version of this questionnaire will be confidential and protected.


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