US Peanut Production reached 3,370,700 Short Tons of Farmers Stock, an 84 percent increase from 2011 / Planted area up 44 percent / Record Average High Yield 4,192 pounds per acre
US Peanut Crop Production 2012 Annual Summary, January 11, 2013

US Peanut Production reached 3,370,700 Short Tons of Farmers Stock, an 84 percent increase from 2011

Planted area up 44 percent

Record Average High Yield 4,192 pounds per acre

Source: United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service

US Peanut Production is estimated at a record high 6.74 billion pounds (3,370,700 Short Tons of Farmers Stock), up 4 percent from the previous forecast and an 84 percent increase from 2011.

Planted area is estimated at 1.64 million acres, up 44 percent from 2011, and area harvested, at 1.61 million acres, is up 49 percent from the previous crop year.

Average yield is estimated at 4,192 pounds per acre, up 134 pounds from the previous forecast and up 806 pounds from 2011. This is a record high yield.

Bouncing back from last year's severe drought, yields increased in all States except Texas. Condition of the crop was rated mostly good to excellent during the growing season, with timely rain during nut development boosting yields to record levels. Record high yields were reported in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Virginia.

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