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Weather conditions impact crop decisions for farmers

Peanut farmers is Georgia may face a tough decision. (Source: WALB) Peanut farmers is Georgia may face a tough decision. (Source: WALB)
With dryland fields that experienced drought conditions, it could be tricky to decide whether to take the early crop or the later crop. (Source: WALB) With dryland fields that experienced drought conditions, it could be tricky to decide whether to take the early crop or the later crop. (Source: WALB)
Lee County Extension Coordinator Doug Collins (Source: WALB) Lee County Extension Coordinator Doug Collins (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Peanut farmers in south Georgia could be stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to when they dig their crops.

With dryland fields that experienced drought conditions, it could be tricky to decide whether to take the early crop or the later crop. 

Waiting for the late crop could mean losing pods.

Lee County Extension Coordinator Doug Collins is helping farmers determine the maturity of their crops. 

"It's not ideal. An ideal situation would be plenty of water the whole season, and they would have a crop that would have matured normally," said Collins.

Collins said the dilemma probably won't affect the prices of peanuts. 

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