USDA: Peanut harvest on part with last year’s pace

Peanut harvest is on part with this time a year ago. The latest USDA Crop Progress Report shows 92 percent of the crop is complete which is right at the five-year average.

Meteorologist Brad Rippey breaks down some of the numbers.

“Seven of the eight states have moved within one percentage point of the normal harvest pace or are ahead of that, meaning that they’re at or ahead of the average pace,” he states. “They only state languishing a bit, South Carolina at 84 percent of peanuts harvested. Five-year average there is 90 percent.”

He says that Florida leads the country with 99 percent of harvest complete, and that too is on par with the five-year average.


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