Peanuts

Farmers Stock Peanuts:

August through November of each year, we are grading Farmers’ Stock Peanuts which have been harvested locally.  We service 30 Buying Points throughout Southeast and Southwest Alabama.  We hire approximately 200 temporary employees, who are licensed under the authority of the United States Department of Agriculture to work at these buying points during the harvest season.  These peanuts, which are in wagons and semi-trailers, are sampled and inspected to determine the percentage of specified quality factors.  All inspections are carried out following rules and regulations of the USDA.  After being graded, each load of peanuts has an official Inspection Certificate with the Quality determination

 

Milled Stock Peanuts:

We have three Shelled Stock offices located in Headland, Enterprise and Samson.  We currently provide services to three large Shelling Plants on a daily basis and to some individually owned Shellers, as needed.  All domestic & imported peanuts are inspected in accordance with USDA grade standards and USDA Minimum Quality Standards.  These inspections are required on all peanuts before entering the edible market.  Official Certificates are issued to ensure the peanuts meet quality standards and grade requirements.