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October 27, 2012

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“If they can hold some a little bit later, it may be that the market goes back up some point out in the future,” he said.

Still, most farmers are grateful for a decent harvest after seeing some plants dry up in dusty ground last year and in some cases having to altogether abandon some acres, said Armond Morris, who farms 1,000 acres of peanuts in south Georgia’s Irwin County and serves as chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission.

“For the last two or three years, we had had some really tough years,” Morris said. “A lot of things have really fallen into place (this year).”

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