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Tuesday's rain much needed for south Georgia farmers

March 21, 2006

Cairo- Tuesday's rain was a welcome sight to farmers. Local fields are dry and in many places planting has stopped. Severe storms that blew through overnight and this morning will help but farmers say another inch and a half of rain is needed to make the soil just right.

"It will help the stuff that's already been planted. The stuff that's planted in the last week or two. It will help that. I'm not sure anybody will start back up planting with what we got last night and this morning," said Ronnie Hall, Grady County Farmer.

The peak time for planting is between now and April first. Some farmers have chosen costly alternatives like watering their fields to get their crops in on time.

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