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Peanut crop ends well despite bad weather

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Georgia peanut farmers are expecting slightly lower prices for this year's crop compared to those in recent years. The price is about $450 per ton.

Industry leaders are expecting the average yield to be just over 2 tons per acre. Late planting and a rainy harvest threatened this year's production.

"It was a little bit unusual so far as weather is concerned but then when you look at it, the year has been very good so far as numbers," said Georgia Peanut Commission Chairmen Almond Morris.

Morris says export numbers should be good because of the high quality of american peanuts.

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