NASS increases Georgia peanut production forecast
Georgia peanut producers’ yields are looking better than previously thought, according to the November Crop Production Report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Georgia’s 2019 peanut crop is expected to reach 2.84 billion pounds, up 2% from the October forecast, which based its overall production prediction on a yield of 4,200 pounds per acre. The expected yield was increased to 4,300 pounds per acre in the November forecast.
NASS still expects a historically small crop from Georgia soybean producers. The soybean crop is forecast at 2.47 million bushels, down 52% from 2018. This would represent the smallest Georgia soybean crop since 1963.
NASS’ November forecast for 2019 Georgia production of corn (58 million bushels) and cotton (2.7 million bales) did not change from October. The state’s corn production would be 16% more than the 2018 crop (50.2 million bushels), while Georgia cotton production would be a 38% increase from 2018 (1.955 million bales).