Mississippi Peanut Farming Grows

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi farmers moved from ninth to seventh this year among peanut-growing states, more than tripling the number of acres planted in peanuts.

Fresh figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Mississippi farmers put 50,000 acres into peanuts this year, up sharply from the estimated 15,000 acres planted in 2011.

The increase leap-frogged the Magnolia State over Oklahoma and
Virginia on the top 10 list of peanut-planting states.

All 10 leading peanut states in terms of total acreage all expanded peanut plantings this year. Plantings in sector leader Georgia rose almost 50 percent, going from 475,000 to 710,000 acres.


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