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Arkansas farmers plan large peanut harvest

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas farmers could see their largest peanut harvest in five years, according to Talk Business & Politics.

Their article says the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture estimates that more than 22,000 peanut acres were planted this year.

That is a 22% increase from the 18,500 acres planted in 2012, which was the state’s previous high.

Northeast Arkansas farmer Greg Gill has planted more peanuts than any other farmer in Arkansas since the crop was reinstated in 2011.

To read more about his experience with the crop, click here. 

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