As harvest gets under way, Texas peanuts are in mostly good to excellent shape, according to the latest National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) report.

Texas peanuts are rated 65 percent good and 25 percent excellent. Only 1 percent of the crop is rated poor and only 9 percent gets a fair mark. No peanuts fall into the very poor category.

In Oklahoma, peanuts are rated 1 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 63 percent good and 16 percent excellent. South Carolina is rated 1 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 67 percent good and 9 percent excellent.

Georgia’s crop is rated 1 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 42 percent good and 11 percent excellent. Alabama peanuts are ranked, 4 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 49 percent fair, 30 percent good and 8 percent excellent.

North Carolinas ratings are: 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 38 percent good and 1 percent excellent. For Florida: 2 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 71 percent good and 13 percent excellent. Virginia’s peanut crop is rated 13 percent very poor, 22 percent poor, 48 percent fair, and 17 percent good.   

Across the eight-state production area ratings are: 1 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 48 percent good and 12 percent excellent. Overall ratings last week were: 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 47 percent good and 12 percent excellent.  Last year conditions at this stage of the season were: 2 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

rsmith@farmpress.com