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The rain won't slow peanut crop

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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Worried farmers got together Wednesday to talk about this year's struggling peanut crop.

The weather was the main topic at the pre-harvest summer conference in Cordele.

Farmers, Shellers, and buyers are still optimistic for a decent crop. But many fields have gotten way too much rain and they know this year's harvest won't match last year's record. 

"The low land is kind of drowning out. But rain is critical to the month of August so we definitely don't need the rain to shut off now. The crop is at the important period of producing peanuts," said Joe West, American Peanut Shellers Association.

The harvest will begin in September, But it could drag well into November because of late planting.

 

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