Cotton and Peanut Crop Update

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

In our weekly update on the nation’s cotton and peanut crops, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey says nearly half of the nation’s cotton acreage is squaring. Rippey says over half of the nation’s peanut crop is pegging. In Alabama, 74 percent of the cotton is squaring, which compares to only 62 percent this time last year. Seventeen percent …


Hurricane Michael May Cause Problems for Southeast Crops

Dan Peanuts, Specialty Crops, Weather

Tropical Storm Michael has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It now is threatening the United States Gulf Coast and a few major crops. Storm surge, heavy rain and strong winds are possible on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The storm is coming at a poor time for cotton, peanut and pecan farmers. Michael May Cause Problems for Southeast Crops …