The primary purpose of the American Peanut Shellers Association is to promote the common interests of those engaged in the peanut shelling industry and more particularly, those in the southeastern states.

The Association consists of both active (commercial peanut shellers and crushers) and associate members (other affiliated businesses). Since we share common interests in preparing and promoting quality peanuts and peanut products, the Association provides a unified base and forum for members working closely together to advance the industry, both at home and abroad. We provide information to all of our members as well as a multitude of items to aid them in marketing and sales. In addition, we are involved in various peanut promotional projects throughout the year.

In addition, the Association is a co-sponsor of the annual USA Peanut Congress - the largest meeting of all segments in the peanut industry. This conference allows the members an opportunity to meet and discuss affairs with key industry figures worldwide.