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Georgia peanuts in great supply for 2015

Georgia's peanut crop yield is expected to be a strong 4,500 pounds per acre Georgia's peanut crop yield is expected to be a strong 4,500 pounds per acre
Morris is optimistic about his prediction, but noted that rainfall has not covered South Georgia evenly. Morris is optimistic about his prediction, but noted that rainfall has not covered South Georgia evenly.
IRWIN CO., GA (WALB) -

Georgia's peanut crop yield is expected to be a strong 4,500 pounds per acre, according to leading researcher

Irwin County Georgia peanut farmer Armond Morris is optimistic about the prediction from UGA peanut agronomist Scott Monfort, but noted that rainfall has not covered South Georgia evenly.

"Peanuts are very cheap," said Morris. "That's a little less than $400 a ton. It could be 355 in the long, so it's going to take a lot of yield per acre for the farmer to pay his expenses."

Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission, said he hopes to harvest most of his peanuts in mid to late September.

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