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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

TERRELL COUNTY, GA (WALB) – It's shaping up to be a good year for South Georgia's corn crop. Some will be ready in time for Memorial Day weekend cookouts.

We stopped by Mark's Melon Patch in Terrell County Friday. Mark Daniel says his sweet and field corn is in good shape.

He'll start harvesting next week and keep picking through late July.

Heavy rain hurt the cotton crop last year, but that's not a problem with corn.

"It's hard to get too much water on corn because corn needs water every three or four days whether it's natural or supplemented with irrigation, so if we get steady rain between now and the middle of July I think the field and sweet corn farmers will be happy," Mark Daniel, Mark's Melon Patch.

Corn prices could be higher this year because domestic and foreign demands are strong.

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