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07/30/12 — Heat pops county's bumper corn crop

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Heat pops county's bumper corn crop

By Steve Herring
Published in News on July 30, 2012 1:46 PM

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The dry husk of an ear of corn in a field along U.S. 70 shows how the heat has affected this year's corn crop.

Although it is still too early to estimate corn yields, Wayne County farmers are saying that July's unrelenting heat wilted expectations of a possible bumper crop -- despite a late spate of thunderstorms that brought as much as five inches...

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