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12/29/09 — Wet winter weather worrisome

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Wet winter weather worrisome

By Laura Collins
Published in News on December 29, 2009 1:46 PM

News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Gerald Ballance shows his son Bryant, 13, how to check soybeans for moisture in their field off Pikeville-Princeton Road on Monday, while Earl Willoughby drives a combine to harvest the beans. Many Wayne County area farmers still have beans unpicked, the result of two months of heavy rain that has prevented them from getting the heavy machinery into the field.

Nearly a foot of rain has fallen on Wayne County in the past two months, which has kept farmers from finishing up their 2009 harvesting. And forecasters say they expect the winter to bring even more rain. The recent...

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