Wed, 15/12/2021 - 22:09 By admin
Peanut Update: December 2021

The 2021 US peanut crop is excellent quality with almost no issues with Aflatoxin. This is possibly one of the cleanest crops ever seen regarding Aflatoxin.

Current estimations of 3.133m fst (farmer stock tonnes) show a slight increase from last year’s crop of 3.108m. There were notable increases from some states, Virginia by around 11,000 fst/17%, North Carolina by around 36,000 fst/15% and Texas by around 40,000 fst/14%. The most notable decrease from last year would be from Georgia, with around 45,000 fst less than last year, however this only equates to around a 2.5% decrease.

Planting is well underway in South America. Brazil have again planted more peanuts, early estimations indicate a 4-5% increase which would produce around 580,000-600,000 metric tonnes. It is believed that Argentina have planted approximately 17,000 hectares less this year, which would equate to around a 4% reduction, producing approximately 1.2m-1.3m metric tonnes.