PEANUT MARKETING NEWS – August 11, 2015 – Tyron Spearman, Editor (101)

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U.S. PEANUT CROP UPDATE – From National Agricultural Statistics Service as of August 9, 2015. USA Peanut Crop is estimated pegging at 94% this week, 88% last week, 94% last year and 92% 5-Year average. Peanut Crop is rated 0% Very Poor, 3% Poor, 21% Fair, 58% Good and 18% Excellent.

STATE ITEM August 9, 2015 PREV. WEEK August 9, 2014 5-YEAR AVG.
GEORGIA Peanuts Pegging 97% 93% 97% 94%
Soil Moisture 7% Very Short 33% Short 55% Adequate 5% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 4% Poor 20% Fair 53% Good 23% Excellent
Dry weather hurting peanuts. Peanuts and cotton looking fair where irrigated and rain showers hitting.
 ALABAMA Peanuts Pegging 84% 83% 85% 82%
Soil Moisture 6% Very Short 34% Short 55% Adequate 5% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 2% Poor 14% Fair 67% Good 17% Excellent
Dry conditions. Scattered showers brought some relief. Water demands remain high for peanuts and cotton.
 FLORIDA Peanuts Pegging 97% 95% 96% 94%
Soil Moisture 0% Very Short 11% Short 81% Adequate 8% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 0% Poor 12% Fair 67% Good 21% Excellent
Peanuts in Dixie County are reported in fair condition.
MISSISSIPPI Peanuts Pegging % 87% % %
Soil Moisture % Very Short % Short % Adequate % Surplus
Crop Conditions %VP, % Poor % Fair % Good % Excellent
No report available.
 NORTH CAROLINA Peanuts Pegging 95% 90% 97% 99%
Soil Moisture 13% Very Short 35% Short 47% Adequate 5% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 4% Poor 21% Fair 62% Good 13% Excellent
Rain finally fell across much of state. Corn earworms and tobacco budworms reported in peanuts at threshold levels. Pests also showing up in soybean and grain sorghum fields.
SOUTH  CAROLINA Peanuts Pegging 99% 98% 99% 95%
Soil Moisture 11% Very Short 55% Short 34% Adequate 0% Surplus
Crop Conditions 1% VP, 1% Poor 37% Fair 55% Good 6% Excellent
Much needed rain received last week. This has eased the soil dryness and improved potential and condition of most cotton, peanuts and soybeans. No insect or disease problems reported.
 VIRGINIA Peanuts Pegging 88% 80% 90% 84%
Soil Moisture 5% Very Short 31% Short 61% Adequate 3% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 0% Poor 25% Fair 69% Good 6% Excellent
Showers feel over the area giving relief from dry conditions. Soybean, peanut and cotton benefitted greatly from the moisture. Growers continue to scout for insect and diseases in cotton, peanuts and soybeans.
OKLAHOMA Peanuts Pegging 79% 65% 92% 94%
Soil Moisture 7%Very Short 30% Short 59% Adequate 4% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 2% Poor 15% Fair 77% Good 6% Excellent
Historic rains during late spring and early summer virtually eliminated drought that plagued the state for much of the past five years.
TEXAS Peanuts Pegging 87% 60% 84% 92%
Soil Moisture (12) 5% Very Short 39% Short 46% Adequate 10% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 1% Poor 37% Fair 55% Good 7% Excellent
Peanuts continued to peg in areas of the Southern High Plains.

DEATH IN PEANUT FAMILY – We are saddened to report the passing of Tony Gray, father of National Peanut Buying Points Association board member John Gray of Williston Peanuts. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 13 at Freedom Baptist Church in Keystone Heights, FL at 5:30 pm. Family will receive guests from 5 until 5:30 pm. There will be a burial on Tuesday, August 18 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Alabama. For those who would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Shands via the following link: http://giving.ufhealth.org/ways-to-give/give-now/

 

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