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Farmers: Wheat strong

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on June 3, 2009 1:46 PM

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Shawn Mitchell harvests a field of ripened winter wheat Monday off Arrington Bridge Road. Once the field is cleared, he plans to replant a second crop, probably soybeans. Mitchell said the wheat crop and its price per bushel are the best local farmers have seen in years. Agriculture officials said there are more than 20,000 acres of the golden grain in the county this year.

Wayne County farmers are expecting a good crop of winter wheat this year, with many of them already in the fields harvesting the golden grain. Agricultural Extension agent Kevin Johnson said more than 20,000 acres of the crop were planted...

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