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Peanut harvest gallery: Fall weather brings excitement of peanut harvest to Southwest

As September gives way to October and hints of cooler weather come with dawn and dusk, folks in peanut country begin to notice an earthy aroma as farmers begin to turn up the crop, invert the plants so the sun can begin the process of drying them down. In a few days combines will scoop up the vines, thresh the kernels from and convey them to the hopper box, shoot the debris out the back, leaving a cloud of dust and that tell-tale odor of clean soil.

Do wild peanut species hold the key to better cultivated varieties? Charles Simpson thinks so

What’s the outlook for Texas peanuts?

Peanut wagons and trucks will soon line buying points to unload and move the 2015 peanut crop to markets across the country and around the world.

It’s harvest time in Southwest peanut country.

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