Farmers’ Stock Peanuts

August through November of each year, we are grading Farmers’ Stock Peanuts which have been harvested locally.  We service 39 Buying Points throughout Southeast and Southwest Alabama.  We hire approximately 150 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