Wet spring, dry summer affects crops


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


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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