The peanut market "can change so fast," says Dr. Marshall Lamb, National Peanut Research Laboratory. He suggests growers "go across crop years" with their marketing programs in order to even out wide price swings.
What a difference a year has made for U.S. peanuts, says Dr. Marshall Lamb."We’ve gone from a projected oversupply to a tight supply. We’re now at a very reasonable carryout level. This is where peanut farmers need to be.”
Peanut farmers who don’t know the peanut burrower bug are fortunate. Growers who’ve battled the yield- and quality-reducing pest know something needs to be done to control it, and those growers can help find answers.