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swfp-shelley-huguley-martin-peanuts-20.jpg Shelley E. Huguley

Peanut harvest underway in Terry County

Father and son anticipate lower yields but good quality peanuts despite the drought.

Peanut harvest is in full swing near Wellman, Texas, on Glen, Aaron and Kirk Martin's farms. Glen and Aaron are the 2020 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency winners for the Southwest.

Farm Press caught up with Glen and Aaron on a blustery West Texas day, as the peanut digger was making its way through one of their fields trying to get peanuts dug before a cold front hit. It was 98 degrees that day and expected to drop to 38 degrees by the next evening. 

While 2020 has packed a punch from drought and failed dryland acres to COVID and low commodity prices, the Martins, who have only received 5 inches of rain since January 1, are happy with the quality of their irrigated peanuts. 

"The peanuts look decent, considering what they've been through and the little irrigation we have to work with," Aaron says.

Watch the digger run and learn more about the Martin's peanut operation. 

See, Terry County farmers harvest rainwater along with crops

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