Wet spring, dry summer affects crops

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PRINCETON — Wet spring planting conditions followed by a dry summer growing season will affect some Gibson County crop production this year. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture projected soybean production to be down 8 percent from last year. Based on current conditions,   soybean yields are expected to average around 41.4 bushels per acre, down 2.1…


Midlands farmers in crop fear on dry summer

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Dry weather is taking its toll on the West Midlands countryside as the region suffers the effects of a particularly arid summer. Farmers are now fearful of failing crops, while fish stocks could be threatened as ponds dry up. Water companies say that they do not expect to impose a hosepipe ban but they are…


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