Monday, July 7, 2008
For a bit over a year now there has been a committee in the peanut industry charged with looking at more efficient ways to grade peanuts. I am a bit frustrated that it hasn't moved further than it has but I met with other industry representatives today and perhaps they better understand that frustration as a positive and not a negative. I think there is a good possibility that the right people could mechanize grading if they looked with a different set of eyes than those already involved. There will be a session on grading at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference next week and I will be interested to see what they have to suggest.