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Crops make an impact

By Steve Herring
Published in News on June 16, 2014 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Vinson Price carefully checks heads of wheat to make sure the kernels are dry enough to be picked. Recently, afternoon showers have put the moisture rate on the borderline for some local farmers, but after a few dry days, they will begin harvesting the grain.

Agriculture and agribusiness had a $1.035 billion economic impact on Wayne County in 2012, up from $763 million in 2007. Agriculture and related businesses accounted for 8,916 jobs -- a 20.5 percent share of total county employment. Also, the...

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