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08/13/13 — Hurried harvest: July rains put farmers behind, but showers needed

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Hurried harvest: July rains put farmers behind, but showers needed

By Steve Herring
Published in News on August 13, 2013 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Kenneth Williams operates a tobacco harvester in a field on Garner Chapel Road near the Wayne and Duplin county line. Farmers have been going full speed trying to catch up with many crops after a month's heavy rainfall.

July's heavy rainfall was nearly double the annual average and provided a mixed bag for Wayne County's farmers. But even with all the rain that fell last month, it still wouldn't hurt to have some more in some parts...

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