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MS Plants More Peanut Crops

Posted by Paulo Salazar | July 15, 2012 / 09:53pm | Local News

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) -Mississippi peanut farmers are tripling the number of acres planted in this years crop.

Figures from the U.S Department of Agriculture show Mississippi farmers planted 50,000 acres this year up from 15,000 acres planted last year.

It's moved Mississippi from ninth to seventh among peanut growing states.

All top ten peanut growing states increased production.

Georgia ranked at the top of the list planting 710,000 acres with almost a 50% increase over last year.

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