Peanut Crop Behind Schedule
Here is USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the pace of planting for the nation's peanut crop is falling behind schedule.
"The peanut crop planting falling a bit behind schedule in some areas. Now 23% of the overall peanut crop planted, below the five-year average of 30%. We did finally see some planting progress across the southern High Plains. So for example, we saw our first acreage planted in Oklahoma moving up from zero to 15% planted. Texas going from zero to 8% planted much faster progress in parts of the southeast, especially where it's been drier. And so now South Carolina and Virginia have outpaced Florida, in terms of overall planting progress. South Carolina jumping from 19 to 43% planted and Virginia almost doubling from 21 to 40% planted so that's showing where some of the drier areas are in the southeast."