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In Coming Days, Mother Nature Could Help Crops or Dash Hopes

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – Consistent rains over the next couple of weeks could produce strong cotton and peanut crops in Alabama, despite a relatively dry year. However, as peanuts and cotton approach their peak water needs, any dry spells could dash hopes for a good year after a tough 2018. That’s the assessment of William Birdsong, an agronomist at the…