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Recent rains shore up health of local crops

By Laura Collins
Published in News on June 2, 2010 1:46 PM

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Brad West, of West Family Farms in Fremont, examines tobacco crops that have grown and developed thanks to five inches of rain that soaked the area over the last two weeks. West, who also grows peanuts, corn, wheat, and soybeans, saw his other crops as well grow healthier and taller through the wet-weathered May.

The much-needed rain these past two weeks was a welcome sight to area farmers. Field Extension Agent Kevin Johnson said it had been about five weeks since crops had substantial rain. "All the crops are looking good in the area,...

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