A Grower-Owned Solution

A Grower-Owned Solution

The American Peanut Growers Group project is an exemplary model of a community growing from within, and has gained support and attention from both state and national levels. Realizing the potential opportunities created by the 2002 farm bill and the need to sustain the number one industry in the region, our growers organized in late 2001 and began seeking support for a cooperative peanut handling and shelling project. Funding for the project came from the growers' private investment, state and federal grant/loan programs, and taxable revenue bonds.

In 2003, American Peanut Growers Group, LLC (APGG) built a grower-owned shelling plant, the first new plant contructed in the Southeastern United States. It is also the first FIFTH GENERATION LMC-DESIGNED SHELLING PLANT SINCE 1991.