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Peanut farmers worried about crops

Some GA peanut farmers are a little worried about their crop. (Source: WALB) Some GA peanut farmers are a little worried about their crop. (Source: WALB)
Peanut farmer Armond Morris (Source: WALB) Peanut farmer Armond Morris (Source: WALB)
Georgia remains the top peanut state, growing more than the next four states combined. (Source: WALB) Georgia remains the top peanut state, growing more than the next four states combined. (Source: WALB)
IRWINVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Matthew didn't have any real impact on farms in our area.

Some peanut farmers are a little worried about their crop.

The USDA expects yields to be up but some farmers say problems on fields with no irrigation will keep yields down.

"I'm very concerned about the yields some of the farmers are having and the cheap prices that has been associated with peanuts. Early contracting price was lower, you're seeing the price go up so," said peanut farmer Armond Morris.

Although Georgia farmers planted fewer peanuts this year, the USDA believes crops could be the third biggest ever in the state.

Georgia remains the top peanut state, growing more than the next four states combined.

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