Efforts continue to wrap up both the cotton and peanut harvests. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey notes cotton harvest picked up this past week in most areas.
Rippey has the latest look at the nation’s peanut harvest which is close to seeing an end.
In Alabama, cotton harvest was 81% complete, while last year it was at 90%. The 5-year average is 83%. As for peanuts, 96% had been harvested which compares to 96% last year, and the 5-year average is 93%.
In Florida, cotton harvest was only 57% complete, while last year it was at 81%, and the 5-year average is 66%. Peanut harvest is basically complete in most areas.
In Georgia, cotton harvest was at 73%, which compares to 83% last year and the 5-year average of 77%. As for peanuts, 95% had been harvested which compares to 98% last year, and the 5-year average is 95%.