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Local crop losses in the millions
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Times photo: Jim Winter Recently planted corn at Keith Blumers Plain View Stock Farm near Albany stands submerged in water. Blumer said 25 to 30 acres of his cropland are under water. Corn submerged in water can only survive for about 48 hours.
MONROE - Most often, farmers benefit from Mother Nature. Recently, however, Mother Nature has been more frustrating than helpful. Heavy rains last weekend and more Thursday night have left many farm fields in Green and Lafayette counties - and throughout the state - under water.