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Wet weather keeps Georgia cotton farmers out of field

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Wet weather is delaying what's already a late cotton harvest in southwest Georgia.

Colquitt County extension agents say without several hours of sunshine and a little bit of wind farmers could be kept out of their cotton fields for several days this week.

Some farmers may not finish their harvest until December without some dry weather. The wet weather could hurt cotton and peanut farmers.

"The longer you delay harvest at this particular time especially peanuts that should have dug about a week or so ago, or peanuts that were on top of the ground and had to stay on top of the ground because of the rainfall and that kind of thing, it will start to hurt your grades and the grades in turn will hurt your price," said Glenn Beard, Colquitt County Extension Agent.

Extension agents say many farmers worked late into the evening last week to get as much cotton as possible out of the fields before the rains came.

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