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
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