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Dry spell benefits Southwest Georgia corn crops

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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

The recent lack of rain is paying off for some local Southwest Georgia corn farmers.

The corn harvesting season started in early August but the region has seen an abundance of rain that's made harvesting difficult for many crops. While one official says that the rain doesn't drastically alter the taste like it would with a watermelon, the large amount of rainfall has saturated the ground around the corn making it difficult to harvest.

"It just dries the ground out on our corn," said Michael Roberts Jr. of M & S Roberts Farms. "It's been so wet and the ground is just so saturated, none of this heavy equipment that you see can stand up."

The corn harvesting season ends in September.

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