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Georgia corn, peanut & soybean production made gains in 2020


Posted on Jan 20, 2021 at 0:00 AM

Georgia corn, peanut and soybean producers significantly increased production in 2020, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Annual Crop Production report released Jan. 12.

Georgia corn for grain production totaled 70.2 million bushels, an increase of 25% from 2019, mainly due to a record high 180 bushels per acre year in 2020.

Conversely, peanut production, at 3.28 billion pounds, was up 19 percent from 2019 due to an increase in planted acreage.

Soybean production, at 3.90 million bushels, was up 56 percent from the previous year due to a 12 bushel increase in yield compared with 2019.

Cotton production, at 2.18 million bales, was down 20% from 2019, due primarily to a decrease in planted acreage.

With tobacco harvested acres at the lowest level since 1918, production in 2020 totaled 19.3 million pounds.

Georgia farmers planted an estimated 170,000 acres for crop year 2021, a decrease of 11% from 2020.

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