Peanut Grading

After a farmer harvests his peanuts he hauls them to a local buying station. Once at the buying station, peanuts are sampled and graded by the Federal State Inspection Service to determine their value. The inspectors establish the meat content, size of pods, kernel size, moisture content, damaged kernels and foreign material. The results of the inspection determine the overall quality and value of each load. View this video to learn more about the grading process.