Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Peanut Farming

Glen Martin, left, and John Dyke, connect an eight-row lister to a tractor before preparing a 30-acre peanut field on Martin & Sons Farm Monday, April 6, 2009, near Brownfield, Texas. Peanuts make up about 10% of the farm's 4,500 acres. The battered peanut industry is involved in a lobbying and public relations campaign in Washington, a delicate strategy to help the industry rebound after the salmonella outbreak linked to the Peanut Corp. of America. -- AP photo/Geoffrey McAllister

I recently did an assignment for the associated press highlighting a peanut farm in Brownfield, Texas. Read NPR's article, THE INFLUENCE GAME: Peanut industry wants help too to see more photos and read the accompanying article.