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Peanut farmers excited to get in the field

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - South Georgia peanut farmers are finally able to get in their fields and plant. The last two weeks have dried up many of the wet fields in the area.

Farmers have spent the last two weeks tilling the fields. Farmers said it's a little late, but the crop should still be harvested on time.

"Starting off a little bit later than what we wanted to but with the soil temperatures just now warming up and this cool weather going away, we're looking forward to getting it in this next two weeks," said farmer Andrew Kicklighter.

Georgia farms more than 50 percent of the nation's peanuts.

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