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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…

Drought, Temperatures Causing Concerns For Farmers

Farmers across the state are hoping for rain after hundreds of acres of their crops have been destroyed due to the extreme temperatures. “This is the first year out of the last four or five we’ve run into this,” Covington County farmer Tommy Thompson says. Thompson says he planted about 300 acres of corn fields in mid-March. Two months later, all…