Peanut growers planted 1.32 million acres in 2014 and intend to harvest 1.28 million acres, both up 23 percent from the previous year. The increase in planted area is mainly due to lower corn and soybean prices. Last year, growers decreased peanut acres in many states due to larger supplies and strong grain prices. Alabama is up from 140,000 acres planted in 2013 to 175,000 acres planted this year. USDA projects Alabama peanut growers will harvest 172,000 acres this year.
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