11 Mar

GAFSIS peanut grading redesign making progress

Article By Georgia Farm Bureau

The redesign of the grading/inspection process the Georgia Federal-State Inspection Service (GAFSIS) uses to inspect peanuts farmers bring to buying points is a step closer to completion, project leaders say.

Engineers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Lewis M. Carter (LMC) Manufacturing Company and University of Georgia (UGA) have been working to update the GAFSIS grading system since April 2017. The team gave an update of their progress during a meeting held in Albany Feb. 28.

“Our goal is to have an initial working prototype [of the new system] for the Georgia Federal-State Inspection Service this fall to test it out,” said Dr. Doug Britton, manager of the Georgia Tech Agricultural Technology Research Program.

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