Wet Spring Hampers Planting, Harvesting Crops

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After suffering though five years of drought, farmers in the Southeast say this year's frequent and excessive downpours have now made it difficult to plant crops. In North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky, some plantings are 20 to 40 percent behind schedule as rain continues to wash seeds away. Hear Scott Jagow of member station WFAE.



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