USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council

The USA DPLC was established in 1965 as a non-profit organization to promote and protect the interests of growers, processors, warehousemen and sellers of dry peas, lentils and chickpeas in the United States.

The 5,000 growers, processors, exporters and associates represented by the USA DPLC take pride in their ability to produce the highest quality dry peas, lentils and chickpeas for national and international markets. U.S. dry peas, lentils and chickpeas - earning the "Standard of Quality" seal every day.


With a talented network of staff managing offices worldwide, the USA DPLC maintains and develops new markets with new product launches, informative and awareness campaigns and promotions for our top-grade U.S. product. The snack dip hummus? It is made with chickpeas and has resulted in a national consumption surge of this nutrient-packed legume.


Research is a vital component of maintaining the competitiveness of the dry pea, lentil and chickpea industry. The USA DPLC facilitates and funds research for improved varieties, developing new products and deciphering nutrition profiles of our commodities.

Government and Industry Education

The USA DPLC is dedicated to providing the dry pea, lentil and chickpea industry the best representation it can on Capitol Hill and with agricultural government agencies. Maintaining food aid program funding, dissolving trade barriers, pushing for inclusion in farm programs for growers and pursuing additional avenues of funding are key components in securing and elevating the industry's competitiveness in the global market.