Peanut industry may need more acres in 2008

Smith, Ron
March 2008
Southwest Farm Press;3/20/2008, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p1
Trade Publication
The article presents the statement of Richard Barnhill, president of Mazur and Hockman Peanut Brokers, on the acreage problem in the U.S. peanut industry in 2008. Barnhill advises peanut farmers to increase their acreage by about 20 percent to meet market demands, and to compete with corn, cotton, wheat, and milo for available land. He also states that exports of peanuts will increase by 20 percent, while big peanut buyers have announced an increase in their sales.


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