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Peanut Standards Board  
The 2002 Farm Bill requires that all peanuts marketed in the United States be inspected and graded by federal inspectors or federally licensed state inspectors. The Farm Bill initiated USDA to appoint a new Peanut Standards Board of industry members. USDA consults with the Board on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. [2002 Farm Bill provisions]

News  
  • July 9, 2015 USDA Seeks Nominees for Peanut Standards Board. Docket Number: AMS-FV-15-0025; AMS-FV15-996-1. [Notice PDF] [Press Release]


  • June 16, 2015 The Peanut Standards Board will meet in Washington, DC on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The Board will review USDA laboratory approval requirements for aflatoxin testing and the current quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts and determine whether to make a recommendation to the Secretary of Agriculture. [Press Release] [Meeting Location]

Current Rulemaking  
  • Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United States; Section 610 Review. Docket Number: AMS-FV-10-0030; FV10-996-610 Review. AMS determines the Standards should be continued. [Notice PDF]


  • Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United States. Docket Number: AMS-FV-10-0030; FV10-996-610 Review. Written comments due by June 28, 2010. [Notice PDF]


  • Change in Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United States. Docket Number: FV05-996-2 FR. EFFECTIVE: August 2, 2005. [PDF]


For more information, contact: Christian Nissen, Regional Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Southeast Marketing Field Office, 1124 1st Street South, Winter Haven, Florida 33880. Telephone: (863) 324-3375; FAX: (863) 325-8793. Email: christian.nissen@ams.usda.gov.

 
 
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