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Published on May 12, 2011
This is footage of a peanut harvest in West Texas in spring of 2009. Once the peanuts have been dug and had the opportunity to dry, the farmer comes back and harvests his crop with a peanut combine, commonly known as a thrasher. The thrasher separates the peanut pods from the vines, and places the pods into a hopper. Some operations then place the freshly harvested peanut pods in drying wagons for further curing - this reduces moisture content to 8-10 percent. Once the curing process is complete, the peanut crop is taken to the shelling facility.