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Fall rain is bad for farmers

November 8, 2002

Leesburg- Growers usually welcome rain for their crops, but with more than 8 inches falling since September, the ground has been too wet to harvest crops that South Georgia farmers depend so much on.

"In a time when its supposed to be dry so we can pick peanuts, it was really wet, and that resulted in peanuts being in the ground, left in the ground, or on top of the ground into November which is a little bit unusual. It also delayed our cotton harvest some," says Lee County Extension Agent Doug Collins

Hydrologists say the Flint River water levels are not normal yet, but if we experience a wet winter they could rebound very quickly.

Posted at 5:15 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com