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  • Peanuts May Be In Excess, But Consumption Is Still Positive

    Peanuts May Be In Excess, But Consumption Is Still Positive

    For a peanut farmer, it’s hard to get excited about 2018. Contract prices are down $100 per ton, or most of the possible profit, the generic base that allowed a base payment on peanut base and converted cotton base is gone, prices for about all inputs are up including seed and fertilizer, farm labor is almost impossible to find and prices for alternative crops are disappointing. Read More »
  • Add It To The List

    Add It To The List

    The cover of the 2018 NCSU Peanut Information book shows an interesting chart of peanut acreage and pod yield in North Carolina from 1909 to 2016. The solid line of yield goes from a little more than 600 pounds per acre in 1909 to a high point of about 4,400 pounds per acre most recently. The dotted line of peanut acreage, when multiplied by 100, starts at about 180,000 acres in 1909, reaches a high of more than 300,000 acres in the early 1940s and then declines slowly, mostly leveling off in the 2000s around ... Read More »