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Too Much Rain Forecasted for Jackson Corn Crops

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Farmers depend on Mother Nature to play a vital role in a profitable corn season. Unfortunately, this years crops received too much rainfall. In Jackson County harvest season should be nearly complete at this time but due to heavy rainfall the season is currently on standby. Up to 11 inches of rain could settle on crops in Jackson County this weekend. If the rain does fall, the water could have a devastating impact on crops. In order to harvest corn stalks must be dried out. Also, machinery used to harvest the corn requires dry soil conditions to hold the kernels weight. If soil is too moist the equipment could literally sink. In addition to a troubled corn harvest, melons and hay have had a tough time this rainy season.