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Peanut buying point in good shape despite obstacles

he weather in the coming weeks could impact farmers trying to get in the field and pick peanuts. he weather in the coming weeks could impact farmers trying to get in the field and pick peanuts.
The huge supply for the year is yet another concern for Georgia farmers. The huge supply for the year is yet another concern for Georgia farmers.
Ed Lumpkin Ed Lumpkin
The price was driven well below what farmers had been hoping for. The price was driven well below what farmers had been hoping for.
Farmers still have plenty of time to remain optimistic. Farmers still have plenty of time to remain optimistic.
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

The weather in the coming weeks could impact farmers trying to get in the field and pick peanuts. One buying point is already busy. 

The huge supply for the year is yet another concern for Georgia farmers. They had already planted an estimated 800,000 acres of peanuts.

The price was driven well below what farmers had been hoping for in order to make a profit. They hoped to make at least $400 a ton. 

"It's just too many peanuts and the price isn't very good so we'll just hope for the best," said Ed Lumpkin. 

For Lumpkin and others at buying points across the nation, their year was just getting started.

"We'll probably be busy for 60 days now," said Lumpkin. 

Farmers still have plenty of time to remain optimistic.

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