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Warm weather could cause crop confusion

By Steve Herring
Published in News on January 14, 2013 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Wayne County farmer Bobby Benton looks over a winter wheat field off Airport Road early today. The recent spate of warm weather has growers concerned that plants will mature too early, creating a number of problems. Wayne farmers are expected to plant more than 40,000 acres of wheat this year.

Wayne County residents driving by wheat fields in some areas of the county might think that the crop is looking good, and it is -- if it was late February or March. And while the moderate weather that is expected...

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