Drought Hampers Peanut, Cotton Crops
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
The continuing drought is making it difficult for Georgia farmers to plant two iconic Southern crops — peanuts and cotton.
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A U.S. Department of Agriculture report this week shows roughly 77 percent of the state's cotton crop has been planted. That figure stands at nearly 80 percent for the state's peanut crop.
Most of Georgia is experiencing a drought. The driest conditions are in two pockets in the state's southwest and southeast.