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Farmers Hopeful Season Has Turned Around

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by Chris Conte

ADAMS, Tenn. - After a dreary start to the 2013 farming season, farmers across Middle Tennessee are hoping that a recent stretch of warm, dry weather will help their crops rebound.

"The dark green color in corn we're seeing, it always shows it has good fertility and should have a good potential to make a good crop," explained Randy Riley, who farms some 6,000 acres of land on the Montgomery County line.

Back in May, Randy had close to 50 acres of land used to farm corn and wheat underwater. At that time he was guessing he'd lost close to $30,000 in profits but now he's looking at corn almost knee high.

"It's gonna really grow with this warm, dry weather. We just hope it continues," he added.

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