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Harvest of Cotton and Peanuts Continues

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Harvest of the nation’s cotton and peanut crops continues. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey said 94% of the nation’s cotton crop had bolls opening as of this past Sunday.

While cotton harvest progress is slow, he said conditions of the crop are favorable.

And Rippey says overall it was a pretty good week for peanut harvest progress.

In Alabama, 92 percent of the cotton crop saw bolls opening, which compares to 98 percent last year and 97 percent is the 5-year average. Cotton harvested is at 35 percent, which compares to 39 percent last year and 57 percent is the 5-year average. For peanuts, 83 percent have been dug which compares to 86 percent last year at this time, 90 percent is the 5-year average. 63 percent of the crop has been harvested, which compares to 74 percent last year, while 81 percent is the 5-year average.

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In Florida, 89 percent of the cotton crop had bolls opening, which compares to 93 percent last year and 95 percent is the 5-year average. Cotton harvested is at 24 percent, which compares to 15 percent last year and 27 percent is the 5-year average. As for peanuts, 95 percent have been dug which compares to 92 percent last year at this time, while the 5-year average is 95 percent. 84 percent have been harvested which compares to 82 percent last year while the 5-year average is 90 percent.

In Georgia, 93 percent of the cotton crop saw bolls opening, which compares to 95 percent last year and 97 percent is the 5-year average. Cotton harvested is at 33 percent, which compares to 37 percent last year and 52 percent is the 5-year average. As for peanuts, 86 percent have been dug which compares to 83 percent last year, while the 5-year average is 90 percent. 69 percent have been harvested which compares to 66 percent last year while the 5-year average is 78 percent.