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Hurricane Matthew could have devastating impact on cotton crops

South Georgia cotton farmers are worried that Hurricane Matthew could devastate their crops. (Source: WALB) South Georgia cotton farmers are worried that Hurricane Matthew could devastate their crops. (Source: WALB)
Mobley Gin President, Mark Mobley (Source: WALB) Mobley Gin President, Mark Mobley (Source: WALB)
Many farmers are picking cotton from sun-up to sunset this week trying to pick as much of the crop as possible before potentially heavy rains arrive. (Source: WALB) Many farmers are picking cotton from sun-up to sunset this week trying to pick as much of the crop as possible before potentially heavy rains arrive. (Source: WALB)
DOERUN, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia cotton farmers are worried that Hurricane Matthew could devastate their crops. 

Harvest season is underway, but 70 percent of the crop is still in the fields.

Cotton that gets waterlogged could be ruined.

"The crop is already made and as the cotton bowl opens up, the cotton is just hanging there, and if we take a direct hit from Matthew, it will just be devastating," said Mobley Gin President Mark Mobley.

Many farmers are picking cotton from sun-up to sunset this week trying to pick as much of the crop as possible before potentially heavy rains arrive.

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