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Dry May impacts Georgia's watermelon crop

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Georgia farmers say the dry May had a big impact on the watermelon crop. Farmers in Cordele say the quality and price of the watermelons should be different for most areas in Georgia.

Dry weather forced farmers to irrigate there watermelon crop more in some parts of the state.

"I believe it affected everybody's quality because they had to spend more money also on having to irrigate them and everything like that. So it has affected the quality and probably the cost of people's watermelon farming this year," said farmer Reid Carr.

The Farmer's Market in Cordele opens every morning at seven and is expected to be busy all summer.

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