Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“Peanut production getting popular in north Alabama”

Peanuts are a great crop for Southeastern farmers because of their value in the market. Here is an interesting story from Southeast Farm Press about how some farmers in northern Alabama (outside the usual peanut area) are now growing peanuts as part of a regular rotation, even in dryland fields. As you can imagine, the weather plays a factor in how well the peanuts do, and the 2016 drought was not good for dryland peanuts there, but in many years the farmers are able to produce a good and valuable crop. You can read more here.

Source: H. Zell, Commons Wikimedia