The USDA – National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has announced the top peanut producing counties in Alabama for 2021. Leading off the state in total peanuts produced is Houston County with 124,200,000 lbs. Geneva County follows with 74,850,000 lbs, Baldwin County with 74,660,000 lbs., Henry County with 70,380,000 lbs., and Escambia County rounds out the top 5 with 52,370,000 lbs.
Other top producing counties include Coffee, Dale, Mobile, Covington, Monroe, Barbour, Pike and Dallas.
Alabama peanut growers harvested 182,000 acres of peanuts and produced a total of 622,200,000 lbs. of peanuts in 2021. Alabama stands as #2 in peanut production in the nation. Georgia ranks #1.
Information shared by: USDA, NASS – Southern Region; Media Contact is Anthony Prillaman; www.nass.usda.gov; released May 2022