33rd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show in Albany
Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:07:29 GMT —
The Albany Civic Center hosted the 33rd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday.
About 1,400 peanut farmers got a look at the newest farming equipment and peanut industry trends. Georgia Peanut Commission Executive Director Don Koehler says 2008's crop was one of the best because of the rain from Tropical Storm Fay back in August. However, Koehler says the increased supply will lower prices and bring in less revenue to farmers during the recession. Koehler does say peanut and peanut butter prices for the consumer will not go up as a result.
Peanut farmers will begin planting this year's crop in May.