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Texas 2020 peanut crop yields a mixed bag

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• By Jennifer Dorsett • The 2020 harvest season has wrapped for Texas peanut farmers with mixed results. Some areas of the state had good yields and good quality, while other parts of the state experienced a below-average season. “We had such a mixed bag across the state. In West Texas, where 90% of Texas peanuts are grown, we had ... Read More »

Digging Out

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Acreage adjustments have helped reduce carryover, and the same is needed in 2020. • By Amanda Huber • The past three years have been tough, to say the least. A tremendously big crop in 2017 created a carryover that has been looming over producers’ heads. Although adjustments were made in planted acres in 2018 and 2019, those crops were affected ... Read More »

Monitoring Moisture

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New sensor technology is better at determining drying uniformity, saves on energy costs. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) engineers in Georgia have developed a network of sensors that will save thousands of dollars in drying costs for peanut growers and processors. When peanut farmers in Georgia sell their crop, they bring it to a buying point to be graded and priced. ... Read More »