Peanut Farmers Had Productive Season Despite Rain (AM)

By: Cynthia Washington
By: Cynthia Washington

Despite this year's rain, area peanut farmers had a productive season.

While yields this year won't be as high, the quality is really good.

Dry land peanuts flourished thanks to the extra moisture.

Irrigated growers benefitted by not having to water as much.

Once the harvest started, it went fairly quickly because of a relatively-dry October.

"Farmers were pretty happy with the peanut season this year. They planted less acres, there was less acres planted in southwest Georgia and southeast Alabama due to lower prices this year and the over abundance from last year," said extension agent Rome Etherege.

Etheridge says thanks to the cloudy, cool weather, it doesn't look like we'll have a bumper cotton crop.

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