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Peanuts weather the storm
Heavy rains endanger local crops, but farmers optimistic about yield
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Efrain Villegas shakes the dirt loose while harvesting peanuts for Strickland Farms. Some farmers in the area are expecting a decent crop of peanuts despite recent heavy rains.
Recent torrential rains have put southeast Georgia’s peanut crop in jeopardy, especially in Bulloch County. Necessary rain, a tremendous blessing to farmers in the past, has become a potential curse this year. Fields, soaked with standing water for several weeks, have threatened peanut production.
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