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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 »

Texas peanut producers faced tough 2020 season

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Texas peanut producers experienced a difficult 2020 growing season due to drought, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Emi Kimura, AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist, Vernon, said dry weather from April to September led to below-average yields as peanut producers near the end of harvest. “Harvest is almost done in most areas because there’s not been ... Read More »

Building For The Future

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New shelling plants are in the works, and one came online in August. If the building of new industry infrastructure in the form of shelling facilities is a positive sign, then peanuts are well poised for the future. Farmers in southwest Alabama have joined together as Coastal Growers LLC, with plans to build a peanut shelling plant in Atmore. The ... Read More »

Crop Wrap-Up

Seed quality sets the tone for season-long effects in the Southeast. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • The Southeast crop seemed to be fated from the start. A drought in late-season 2019 meant that seed peanuts would likely have germination problems. Testing in the seed lab over the winter confirmed this speculation. The difficulty getting a good stand of peanuts ... Read More »

Texas peanut acres up, yields likely down

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Texas peanut harvest is underway, and producers are expecting lower per-acre yields than last season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Emi Kimura, AgriLife Extension agronomist and state peanut specialist, Vernon, said peanut acres were up, but that she expected yields to be down due to drought conditions. Crop surveys by the U.S. Department of Agriculture ... Read More »

Rep. Glenn Thompson to keynote Western Peanut Growers Ag Issues Conference

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The Western Peanut Growers Association will host an Ag Issues Conference March 18 at the Seminole Community Center, 801 N. Main St., in Seminole. Farmers of all commodities, agribusinesses, community leaders and those interested in agriculture are invited to attend the lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m., with the conference to begin shortly thereafter. The 2020 Ag Issues Conference will focus ... Read More »

Texas drought pushes peanut yields lower

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• By Jessica Domel • Drought took a toll on the Texas peanut crop this season. Shelly Nutt, executive director of Texas Peanut Producers, said the crop looked good initially, but as farmers started harvesting, they noticed a yield loss. “It’s directly attributable to the high temperatures in July and August and no rain. So, we’re a little disappointed,” Nutt ... Read More »

Organics Take Hold In West Texas

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Research specific to organic production in the West Texas region is needed. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • As organic food and fiber products continue to garner a growing part of the overall consumer market, those manufacturers looking to find trusted sources of quality organic peanuts need to look no further than West Texas. With the help of a climate that does ... Read More »