July 5, 2023
Triple D Farms is a Deane family partnership. Left to right, Hunter, Mark, Matt, Bill and Clay.Brent Murphree
Triple D Farms began growing peanuts in Scott County, Mo., in 2015 as an alternative to their regular crops – cotton, soybean and corn.
The partners turned a trial peanut crop into profitable production in a short time. Their sandy soil and good irrigation make raising peanuts in the Sikeston area an excellent rotation for their operation at large.
The fifth-generation farm is currently almost 9,000 acres with roughly 900 acres of that in high oleic peanuts. The farm is an all-in operation with no major decisions resting on one person and all five partners having a say in what goes on in the process.
Their yields average about three tons to the acre and the grades are good, in the mid-70s.
They have helped to establish a trend in the Missouri Bootheel as more growers in their area are growing peanuts. A processing plant with local buying points have been built in the area to support the crop.
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