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June 3, 2005

Terrell County-- After only about an inch of rain during the whole month of May, June in Southwest Georgia has gotten off to a very wet start. Three to five inches of rain have been common across the area in the last four days.

The recent rains have farmers hoping for a productive season, but many growers say some dry weather is needed to balance out the heavy rain that has fallen in such a short period of time.

Local farmer Mark Daniel says "It's been a blessing in my opinion, it was great to have that dry weather when we had it. We were able to get caught up on our planting and everything. Now were getting some water to get everything growing good, And it's been great for the sweet corn. Right now it would be good if we could dry out just a bit so we can get caught up on the disease and the weed control, but overall it's been great."

Daniel also says sweet corn ideally should receive about 2 inches of rain per week in the summertime, and this week's soaking has already made for some terrific tasting corn on cob.

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