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11/28/11 — Wayne farmers suffer yet another tough crop year

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Wayne farmers suffer yet another tough crop year

By Steve Herring
Published in News on November 28, 2011 1:46 PM

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Landy Brantham picks soybeans in a field in the Rosewood community. Brantham, who said he has been farming for 34 years, grows tobacco, corn, cotton, wheat and beans. Dry weather and hurricane winds damaged many crops.

Wayne County's crop losses from a hot dry growing season and Hurricane Irene could reach $30 million -- a "substantial" amount considering that each year crops contribute $75 million to $80 million to the county's economy, said Kevin Johnson, the...

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