It’s the beginning of November, and so far the weather conditions have been great for harvesting peanuts and cotton. In Jackson and surrounding counties, peanut harvest is wrapping up and cotton harvest is in full swing. Yields have been variable across the region. Irrigated crops have had good to excellent yields, while some non-irrigated fields have been very poor, with a few having to be abandoned.
Overall this would have been a good year for peanut and cotton farmers, if the prices had not been so depressed. Although the economic outlook does not look good for commodity prices, farmers are doing what it takes to get the crop in and are staying optimistic about what the future holds.
Take a look at some harvest video from the variety trials at MacArthur Farms and J&G Farms in Jackson County. We appreciate their support!