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Farmers feel the weather's impact

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

    The wet weather has brought cold temperatures along with it. Both of which could have an impact on farmers.  

The Dougherty County extension coordinator says while the temperatures Wednesday morning are expected to dip down into the mid to upper 30's, farmers shouldn't be too concerned since it's not expected to last very long. 

Also, the soil temperatures are at about 67 degrees, which is important to support root growth.    However, the recent rain has left fields soaked.   

"Rain is a factor right now, because at this particular point, we should be starting to put cotton in the ground, between mid April and mid May," said Dougherty County Extension Coordinator James Morgan. 

Morgan says this could delay planting, which would delay harvest time for cotton farmers.  He doesn't anticipate any problems for peanut planting, which begins in May.

 

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