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Alabama Farmers-2012 Crops
4:02 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Stats Show 2012 Was Mixed For Alabama Farmers

Alabama farmers experienced a mixed bag of results in 2012.
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Alabama farmers experienced a mixed bag of results in 2012.

The Alabama Farmers Federation says federal statistics show the state's corn production increased by 51 percent in 2013, with farmers harvesting an average of 148 bushels an acre.

Soybean production increased 21 percent, and Alabama growers harvesting nearly 100,000 more acres than 2012.

Things weren't as good for cotton and peanut crops, however.

Cotton yields dropped 26 percent while peanut yields declined 44 percent.

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Alabama Cotton Crop
4:31 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Experts Are Predicting High Cotton Yields

Agriculture experts predict a good year for norhtern Alabama's cotton crop.
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Agriculture experts are predicting a bountiful year for northern Alabama's cotton crop.

Heavy rain this week forced some farmers to delay harvesting another week or two.

However, planters say the fall rain has been welcome after a scorching summer that featured consistent heat and little rain.

Eric Schavey, regional extension agent for northwest Alabama, predicts a solid cotton crop this year. He said less rain over the coming days would be more beneficial to the cotton crops. More rain could lead to boll rot, some of which he's seen in some plants.