Acreage shifts reshape U.S. peanut belt

Yancy Jr., Cectt N.
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p1
Trade Publication
Like water in a lake after a hard rain, the shift in peanut acreage had already begun to trickle downstream in the years before the 2002 farm bill. When the floodgates opened in 2003, acreage went rushing in dramatic fashion and changed the landscape of the U.S. peanut belt, says Allen McCorvey, research coordinator with the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness at the University of Georgia. The farm bill became law at planting time, when many decisions about the 2002 crop had already been made, thus delaying the effect of the legislation.


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