usda

USDA to Conduct a Probe Study

Dan Peanuts, USDA-AMS

usda

The use of high-capacity dump carts during harvest has resulted in thoroughly mixed farmers’ stock peanuts when dumped into the semi-drying trailers in the field. Therefore, variability of official farmers’ stock grade factors is reduced, and the number of probes required to obtain a representative sample can be reduced. Thus, USDA has noted a new study will be conducted in collaboration with AMS and the State Federal-State Inspection Services. Tyron Spearman has more details.

USDA to Conduct a Probe Study