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After a record 2014 harvest, Virginia peanut growers anticipate a 10 percent smaller harvest this year, at 76 million pounds. Yields are expected to drop 450 pounds per acre from last year, when they hit a record high of 4,450 pounds an acre, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
March is National Peanut Month, and peanuts are an important part of Virginia’s agriculture industry. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced that 2014 was a record-setting year for the state’s peanut growers.