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Heavy rains bogging down local farmers

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on July 9, 2013 1:46 PM

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Kevin Johnson

A fertilizer spreader truck is seen stuck in a muddy field near Pikeville on Monday. Heavy rains for the past several weeks have left many Wayne farmers unable to get into their fields to take care of their crops.

Excess rain has caused "target spots" and other diseases to infiltrate tobacco fields in many areas around Wayne County and has made harvesting crops difficult for farmers, agriculture experts say. "It's really bad," said Kevin Johnson, County Extension director....

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