Peanut Production Contest Rules and Regulations

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The 2014 Peanut Production Contest Rules and Survey is available for download here.

1. Eligibility

Must produce at least 25 acres of peanuts.

2. Requirements:

A. Variety – Any variety can be grown.

B. Acreage – The entire peanut acreage of an individual will be used to determine official yields. The applicant enters the county in which he/she is a resident regardless of the percentage of peanuts they produce in that county. The county of residence for the entrant must have at least 1,000 acres. There will also be a small-acreage category for growers in counties with less than 1,000 acres. 

C. Entry Requirement – Official yields will be determined by the Cooperative Extension Service Agent. Unlike the past, the contest will require trust that the applicant is accurately providing yield and acreage information. An example of point calculations is provided below. The official entry will be from the contestant’s county of residence.

POINT SYSTEM 

Step 1. Yield – Average yield per acre divided by 100

Step 2. Acreage – Points will be accumulated for acreage as follows:

A. 0-100 acres 0 point
B. 101-200 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof
C. 201-300 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof
D. 301-400 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof
E. 401-500 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof
F. 501-600 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof
G. 601 or higher no additional points

Sample calculation: 

Farmer produces 2,397,407 pounds on 420.2 acres

Average yield = 2,397,407 divided by 420.2 = 5,705.4 pounds per acre

Step 1. 5705.4/100 = 57.054

Step 2. Acreage

0-100 acres = 0 point
101-200 acres

= 1 point

201-300 acres = 1 point
301-400 acres = 1 point
401-500 acres = 0.204
Total Points = 60.258

Download the complete contest rules and survey here.

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2014-149)