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Rain much needed for area crops

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Rain is much needed for area crops.

"The weather's been two issues.  It's been good but it's also brought up some challenges for our farmers," said Roy Thagard, NCSU agriculture agent.

On a positive note, the cooler weather should result in less disease in crops.  Also helping this year's crops, the soil is saturated and this week's rainfall comes at just the right time.  
9 On Your Side spoke to Thagard in Greene County Thursday.

"As far as the warm weather we saw last year and the cold weather we saw last year, have there been any differences?  Yes, I would say we've had to delay planting for corn, have to delay for tobacco and have to delay for soybeans," said Thagard.

As for the future, farmers are happy with the Storm Team 9 forecast.

"The seven day forecast looks phenomenal," said Thagard. "It looks like it's finally becoming spring."

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