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Harvest Nearing End for Peanuts, Half Over for Cotton

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Harvest of the nation’s cotton and peanut crops continues. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey said there was mostly good weather for the week ending this past Sunday.

He notes the nation’s cotton harvest pace has passed the half-way point.

And Rippey has the latest look at harvest progress for the nation’s peanut crop.

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In Alabama, 96 percent of the cotton crop saw bolls opening, which compares to 100 percent last year and 99 percent is the 5-year average. Cotton harvested is at 52 percent, which compares to 55 percent last year and 67 percent is the 5-year average. For peanuts, 89 percent have been dug which compares to 93 percent last year at this time, 94 percent is the 5-year average. 77 percent of the crop has been harvested, which compares to 85 percent last year, while 86 percent is the 5-year average.

In Florida, 96 percent of the cotton crop had bolls opening, which compares to 96 percent last year and 97 percent is the 5-year average. Cotton harvested is at 29 percent, which compares to 24 percent last year and 37 percent is the 5-year average. As for peanuts, most of the crop has been dug, while 93 percent have been harvested. That compares to 91 percent last year while the 5-year average is 95 percent.

In Georgia, 96 percent of the cotton crop saw bolls opening, which compares to 97 percent last year and 99 percent is the 5-year average. Cotton harvested is at 48 percent, which compares to 50 percent last year and 62 percent is the 5-year average. As for peanuts, 93 percent have been dug which compares to 92 percent last year, while the 5-year average is 94 percent. 81 percent have been harvested which compares to 78 percent last year while the 5-year average is 86 percent.