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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

Our unusually wet weather is saving south Georgia corn farmers some money, but it's also causing some problems.

Corn needs significant regular water during its prime growing season. Alex Harrell grows a lot of corn on his 800 acre farm in Lee County. He hasn't had to irrigate much this year, but a lack of sunshine has slowed his corn's growth.

Harrell said, "The rain, it's helped a lot. The cloudy days kinda hurt. The rain keeps you from having to irrigate, but the cloudy days kind of hurt the pollination."

He said his fields have gotten so much rain, it's difficult to get into some areas to pick the corn.

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