Friday, June 24, 2011
$900 Virginias and $1000 Valencas
Growers out west were offered $900 contracts for Virginia type peanuts and $1000 for Valencia type peanuts. Sign up was light.
Question is why not make the same offers in the Southeast? At least give farmers the opportunity to say no her. And, if they say yes then they might get over being mad at the shellers.
Farmers have often expressed frustration to me that the shellers treat folks in other parts of the country better than they do here. It was a big part of the acre cutback and yet I am not sure the peanut industry past the grower ranks understands this.
If something doesn't change pretty soon next year's plantings could be as low as this year's.