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06/27/13 — Rain boosts Wayne crops

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Rain boosts Wayne crops

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on June 27, 2013 1:46 PM

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Valentin Salinas snaps off the flower from a tobacco plant Wednesday while he and other workers clean a field of tobacco of tops and suckers along Willie Best Road near the Wayne-Duplin county line.

Recent rains have boosted crops in Wayne County and surrounding areas, giving farmers hopes for a successful season. But the same rain that has led to what could be a bumper corn crop has slowed the wheat harvest and forced...

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