Georgia 2012 Peanut, Cotton & Corn Production Up Over 2011
By: GFB News
11/15/2012 1:46:38 PM
Georgia's production of peanuts, cotton and corn for grain are projected for increases over 2011, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) November crop report.
With significant increases in both harvested acres and yields, the state's peanut production is expected to nearly double, from 1.65 billion pounds in 2011 to 3.2 billion pounds in 2012.
Georgia's peanut growers are anticipated to yield an average of 4,450 pounds per acre.
Even with a 14 percent decrease in acreage, the state's cotton production is projected to increase by about 10 percent, from 2.47 million bales in 2011 to 2.7 million bales in 2012.
Georgia production of corn for grain is also expected to show a sharp increase resulting from a 9 percent increase in acreage and 20 percent increase in yields. Georgia corn growers are expected to produce 56 million bushels in 2012, up from 42.7 million bushels in 2011.
The state's soybean crop is expected to more than double, from just under 3 million bushels in 2011 to more than 7 million bushels in 2012.
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