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Rain puts the hurt on wheat

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

Lee County, GA (WALB) - Many South Georgia wheat farmers are suffering the loss of their crop, because of the on going rain.

Rain fell on Steve Stocks' wheat fields again today, and he is not sure when he will be able to finish harvesting the crop.

Two weeks of rain has ruined the crop quality. Now good for only animal feed, the price has dropped about $4 a bushel, leaving no chance for a profit.

Worse still, the wet weather is holding up planting their next crops of peanuts and soybeans.

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