Crop update: Peanuts

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

The peanut crop is now being harvested.

Farmers say the bountiful crop last year has hurt the demand.

Also, the dry June has forced many to push back their harvest.

On the plus side, the lower fuel prices this summer will help area farmers yield a better profit.

“The grades have been good. That's something to look forward to. You have new varieties out there this year. The grades are looking good on those. That's just a little more money in the growers pockets there,” said Kris Balkcom, Peanut Agronomist.

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