Moisture Benefits Peanut Yields



WASHINGTON - Nov 8/19 - SNS -- U.S. peanut production is forecast at 5.64 billion pounds, up 3% from the previous forecast and up 3% from the 2018 total of 5.50 billion pounds, according to the USDA's latest crop report.

Harvested area is expected to total 1.38 million acres, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 1 percent from 2018.

Based on conditions as of November 1, the United States average yield is forecast at 4,080 pounds per acre, up 116 pounds per acre from the previous forecast and up 79 pounds per acre from the 2018 average yield of 4,001 pounds per acre. Record high yields are forecast in Florida and North Carolina.

Peanut Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018 and Forecasted
November 1, 2019
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                  :   Area harvested    :          Yield per acre           :     Production
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       State      :          :          :           :         2019          :          :
                  :   2018   :   2019   :   2018    :-----------------------:   2018   :   2019
                  :          :          :           : October 1 :November 1 :          :
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                  : --- 1,000 acres --      ----------- pounds ----------    --- 1,000 pounds ---
                  :
Alabama ..........:   161.0      157.0      3,550       3,300       3,700      571,550    580,900
Arkansas .........:    23.0       34.0      4,900       5,000       5,000      112,700    170,000
Florida ..........:   143.0      155.0      3,950       4,000       4,100      564,850    635,500
Georgia ..........:   655.0      660.0      4,390       4,200       4,300    2,875,450  2,838,000
Mississippi ......:    24.0       19.0      3,900       4,300       4,300       93,600     81,700
New Mexico .......:     5.5        5.0      2,850       3,200       3,200       15,675     16,000
North Carolina ...:    98.0      101.0      3,870       4,300       4,400      379,260    444,400
Oklahoma .........:    15.0       15.0      3,070       3,700       3,700       46,050     55,500
South Carolina ...:    80.0       62.0      3,400       3,500       3,600      272,000    223,200
Texas ............:   145.0      150.0      3,200       3,300       3,300      464,000    495,000
Virginia .........:    24.0       25.0      4,200       4,100       4,100      100,800    102,500
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United States ....: 1,373.5    1,383.0      4,001       3,964       4,080    5,495,935  5,642,700
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