By admin       2018-02-23

Soybeans also saw new records in both acreage and yield, putting overall production at 179 million bushels, an increase of 23 percent over 2016. Peanut production, while still a small slice of the state’s agricultural pie, also saw strong growth, gaining both acreage and yield to hit an overall production of 148 million pounds in 2017, and increase of 34 percent over the previous year. Travis Faske, extension plant pathologist and interim peanut agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said that peanut production in Arkansas will likely be limited in the near term by the relative lack of buying points and storage facilities in the state.

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