The company really screwed the farmers in the area by withholding their planned bankruptcy information while the farmers planted. Bad actors for sure at Sunland.
At the same time the farmers are faulting the Federal government for not helping them. In the last five years the Feds have shoveled over five million dollars in subsidies to some of these farmers. Those subsidies have been falling as they should, but to blame the feds for not being of more help while these same conservative farmers hate government and elect the likes of tea party darling Steven Pearce to Congress is a little over the top.
There is no better peanut that Valencia peanuts and I hope the farmers stay in business and a buyer is found for Sunland's plant. Maybe the Governor's economic team should finally do something and go out and find a food processor to buy the facilities and make that good peanut butter.