American peanut farmers take seriously their role and responsibility of providing an ample, high-quality and safe supply of very nutritious nuts to food manufacturers and consumers. U.S. peanut farmers have dramatically improved their environmentally favorable crop production practices over the years,

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according to a report by the independent research firm of IHS Global Insight. The Three Pillars of Sustainability, according to Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, are: stewardship of the nation’s land, air and water; quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities; and profit over the long-term, which helps provide jobs, sustains rural communities and provides the potential for future generations to continue family farming operations. National Peanut Board, www.nationalpeanutboard.org   pf