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June 21, 2007

Colquitt County - - South Georgia saw a little rain Wednesday night. It's only a tease for farmers who need much more rain to get through a severe drought. 

Farmer Craig Cannon oversees thousands of acres of crops in Colquitt County. His irrigation pond has gotten very low. A lack of rain not only prevents his crops from growing, he also needs the rain to kill off herbicides that destroy the crops.  

"In Mitchell County, we've gotten good rains, south of Moultire we got good rains, in Worth County, we got good rain, but right in this particular area we don't have much at all. We're just about out of water now and it's right about where it really needs it. It will be a total loss where the pivot don't hit," Cannon says.

He grows almost a thousand acres of peanuts each years, but this year he says, they're just not growing.

He's also used to producing about 220 bushes of corn. This year, he expects much less.

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