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Mixed bag of nuts: good and bad news on peanut exports

There is good and bad news when it comes to peanut exports. (Source: WALB) There is good and bad news when it comes to peanut exports. (Source: WALB)
Over the last 6 months, overall peanut exports increased by just 0.4 percent. (Source: WALB) Over the last 6 months, overall peanut exports increased by just 0.4 percent. (Source: WALB)
That's due mainly to a big jump in exports of in-shell peanuts to China. (Source: WALB) That's due mainly to a big jump in exports of in-shell peanuts to China. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As south Georgia peanut farmers prepare to plant this year's crop, news about current peanut exports isn't great.

Over the last 6 months, overall peanut exports increased by just 0.4 percent.

That's due mainly to a big jump in exports of in-shell peanuts to China.

Peanut butter exports are also up, but overseas demand for raw shelled peanuts that make up most of the exports are down 2.2 percent.

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