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Dry weather causing problems for peanut farmers

Farmers are hoping to get some wetter weather for their peanut crops. (Source: WALB) Farmers are hoping to get some wetter weather for their peanut crops. (Source: WALB)
The dry weather is also affecting corn, cotton and vegetables. (Source: WALB) The dry weather is also affecting corn, cotton and vegetables. (Source: WALB)
Farmer Preston Jimmerson (Source: WALB) Farmer Preston Jimmerson (Source: WALB)
COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) -

Farmers around South Georgia are hoping for rain after an unusually dry May. 

Many dry-land peanuts aren't even out of the ground yet. 

The dry weather is also affecting corn, cotton and vegetables.

Some fields didn't receive measurable rain all month, and farmers hope wet weather comes soon. 

"For planting time we usually pray for dry weather but we also need some rain mixed in and this year it's been a little drier than what we would've liked," said farmer Preston Jimmerson.

Many peanuts have been in the ground for nearly a month.

The dry weather is likely to set farmers back in the harvesting schedule. 

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