Peanut Standards Board

The 2002 Farm Bill (pdf) 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. View the regulations.

Peanut Standards Board Nominations

Current Rulemaking 


Steven Kauffman, Marketing Specialist or Christian Nissen, Regional Director
Southeast Marketing Field Office
1124 1st Street South
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
phone: (863) 324-3375
fax: (863) 325-8793
Email: or