TITLE

Alabama peanut acreage shifting

PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;7/21/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Alabama was once a thriving town, today, the abandoned buildings of downtown Newville in Henry County look like a ghost town, after the decline of agriculture left some economies helpless. Thanks to soil well-suited for peanut production, Newville continues to barely breathe. But changes in the farm program and poor rotation have threatened even this staple crop for many places in Southeast Alabama. "We have seen a decline in peanut acres in traditional southeast Alabama," says Kris Balkcom, agricultural program associate with the Wiregrass Research Extension Center.
ACCESSION #
13863450

 

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