Georgia Peanut Exports Nearly Triple

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Dec

Georgia Peanut Exports Nearly Triple

MACON, Ga. — Export numbers are in for one of Georgia’s most important crops.

Farmers sent nearly three times as many peanuts oversees this year than in 2012, though that figure may be a little deceptive.

While it’s true there are new foreign markets opening up to Georgia peanuts, this enormous year-over-year jump in exports is a product of mother nature, said Tyron Spearman, executive director of the Peanut Buying Points Association in Tifton.

“We made a bumper miracle crop last year,” he said, explaining that the peanuts that get sold in a given year are usually grown the year before.

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