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Farmers hoping for favorable weather heading into summer

Lee County Extension Agent Doug Collin Lee County Extension Agent Doug Collin
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Many of south Georgia's top crops are going into a crucial growing period.

Farmers are hoping for the right amount of rain after being hurt by one of the wettest summers on record in 2013. The large amount of gainful hurt peanuts, pecans, cotton and wheat crops. That trend continued this spring.

Lee County Extension Agent Doug Collins says farmers need better conditions this year because it will be harder to make profits.

"They really need to make a good crop because a lot of our commodity prices are lower this year," Collins said. "They really can't afford to have a good crop this year."

Collins says grain and corn prices are down significantly right now.

 

 

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