The Herald Bulletin

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September 2, 2013

Madison County farmers need rain

Heat threatens to damage crops

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“This heat is putting tremendous stress on the crops,” he said. “But that can change in a hurry. We are very fortunate in this area. We seem to get a rain when we need it.”

About 2 inches of rain is needed to help the crops, but popup showers will not be enough to help replace soil moisture, Clock said.

“The sooner the better,” he said. “Every day we go without rain, the crops continue to be under stress.”

Edwards said the only positive aspect to the current weather pattern is that the heat is helping to dry out crops.

“Earlier this spring we thought the corn was going to be wet, but with this heat we will be saving on costs for drying.”

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