Alabama Field Reports: Peanut Buying Points Running Out of Storage Space

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 13, 2017.

County Comments

Willie Durr, Houston County 
Peanut harvest is almost over, but with a larger than expected crop some buying points have run out of storage space. Some peanuts are still in the field while other are being shipped to other storage facilities. Cotton harvest is moving along and has passed the midway point. Expectations are that will continue until the end of the month. Thursday’s rainfall, which measured half inch, will have minimum effect on harvesting. Pecans are grading good but Hurricane Irma caused nuts to fall off prematurely. This was especially harmful to Stuart trees. 

James Jones Jr, Henry County 
Peanut harvest almost complete. Working on cotton acres. Received some much needed rainfall for small grains for grazing purposes.

Jeffery Smith, Elmore County
Cotton harvest going strong. Rain during first part of the week slowed fieldwork for a couple days.

Dan Porch, Blount County
Damp conditions slowed harvest of cotton and soybeans. Cleaning up old plastic used for vegetable production. 

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 12, 2017. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 1.43 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the mid 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 40s to the low 60s.

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