High moisture content
Trouble is that the rain has not only reduced the quality of the peanuts laid out for drying but has also driven up the moisture content. Delivery delays are also a problem since suppliers cannot load the nuts onto the containers in time. Relatively high prices have, in addition, put off buyers in China.
Good news, however, is that the plants, which are still in the fields, are profitting from the rain. Expectation is that this will prompt average yields to rise and larger supplies of high-quality nuts should become available in Novembe