The peanut crop in Mississippi overall looks real good, but Mississippi Peanut Growers Association executive director Malcolm Broome says there are a few problem areas. “Couple areas in the state were too wet and got late planting and then it went dry and got 100 degree days, but in the last week we’ve gotten rain all across the state so crop should be coming on okay,” he said.
Acreage is up this year in Mississippi, as it is in all the states, although at 35-40,000 acres the Magnolia State still has a ways to go to catch up with its bigger brothers in the southeast. “We’re going to catch up with that 800,000 acres in Georgia pretty quick,” Malcolm joked.
Malcolm says he is pleased with the attendance at this year’s conference in the new location and looking forward to see where they decide it will be held next year. One of the possibilities is Biloxi, Mississippi, so he could be the host sometime in the future!
Listen to my interview with Malcolm here: Interview with Malcolm Broome, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association (MP3)