South Carolina Farmers Looking Towards Good Harvest

After two years of crop failure due to weather, South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says the state’s farmers are looking towards a good harvest of corn, cotton and peanuts.

This year is anticipated to be a record for peanuts  with record high yields expected of around two tons per acre, on an increased acreage of 120,000 acres.

Cotton harvest is also expected to bring in a bumper crop, and acreage has increased from 190,000 last year to 250,000 this year.  USDA is currently rating the South Carolina crop at 98% good to excellent, and early projections are for 960 pounds per acre.

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.