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Cotton Harvest Ahead of Average, Peanut Harvest Advancing Quickly

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

The harvest of both cotton and peanuts continues across the country. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey has a look at the cotton harvest pace which has really picked up.

And Rippey says the nation’s peanut harvest advanced fairly quickly last week.

In Alabama, cotton harvested as of this past Sunday was at 66 percent, which compares to 69 percent last year and 75 percent is the 5-year average. For peanuts, 95 percent had been dug which compares to 97 percent last year at this time and 97 percent is the 5-year average. 85 percent of the crop has been harvested, which compares to 90 percent last year, while 92 percent is the 5-year average.

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In Florida, 40 percent of the cotton crop has been harvested, which compares to 34 percent last year and 47 percent is the 5-year average. For peanuts, 96 percent have been harvested, which compares to 97 percent last year while the 5-year average is 98 percent.

In Georgia, 55 percent of the cotton crop has been harvested, which compares to 60 percent last year and 70 percent is the 5-year average. For peanuts, 96 percent have been dug which compares to 96 percent last year, while the 5-year average is 97 percent. 88 percent have been harvested which compares to 85 percent last year while the 5-year average is 91 percent.