Peanut Harvest on Hold in Seminole

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

SEMINOLE - It's a no-go for peanut farmers in Seminole.

There's been so much rain lately they haven't been able to harvest the crops.

Typically this is the time of year they begin to pull the plants out of the ground, but the vines just can't seem to dry out.

Local farmers say it takes about four days of sunshine following rain showers before they can dig them up.

A fungus developed on the crops last month and threatens the yield.

They won't know exactly what the damage is until they complete the harvest process.