Monday, August 29, 2011

The Irene Disaster

The part of the disaster from Hurricane Irene we see from the rain and flooding and trees blown over are certainly evident. What is less evident is the impact Irene has had on our crops in south Georgia.

Irene caused the big sucking sound which was accompanied by a strong west wind to rob the atmosphere of any humidity. When you don't sweat at 99 degrees the atmosphere is really dry. This is not good and the next real chance of rain is still essentially a week away. We needed the rain from Irene.

The crop has really deteriorated quite a bit the last couple weeks.

Not good for an already tight supply.

Farmers, if you are not contracted don't be surprised to see peanuts at $1500 before the 12 harvest. They got to $1436 in '90.

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