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06/19/12 — Rain, mild temperatures have helped corn crop

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Rain, mild temperatures have helped corn crop

By Steve Herring
Published in News on June 19, 2012 1:46 PM

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Wayne County Extension Agent John Sanderson examines corn in a field just north of Goldsboro on Monday. A fairly wet spring and moderate temperatures have given the county's corn crop a boost, putting growers in position to make a good yield, unlike the past several years, when drought and hot weather doomed the result.

Mild temperatures coupled with adequate rainfall have Wayne County corn producers optimistic about their harvest -- unlike last season's disastrous drought-stricken crop. There is no comparison to this time last year when drought and sweltering temperatures claimed about 70...

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