Peanut production rises 3 percent

Hollis, Paul L.
February 2005
Southeast Farm Press;2/9/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. peanut production is expected to total 2,130,850 tons for the 2004 growing season, up 3 percent from last year's crop and up 1 percent from the last estimate. Planted area in the U.S., at 1.43 million acres, is up 6 percent from 2003. Harvested area totaled 1.39 million acres, also up 6 percent from 2003. The U.S. yield per harvested acre averaged 3,057 pounds, down 102 pounds from 2003. Breaking out the numbers state-by state. Alabama growers harvested an average yield of 2,800 pounds per acre from 199,000 acres.


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