Recent Heavy Rains Not Hampering Crops

The summer growing season is well underway and we wanted to see how crops are faring after all the heavy rains we've had lately.

At the Davenport Farm in Pitt County growers tell us crops like soy beans and tobacco are handling the rain well.

They did caution that those crops, along with peanuts and cotton, still have to make it through to the fall before they'll be ready for harvest.

The biggest beneficiary of all the rain has been corn, and farmers say they're expecting a great yield.

Farmer David Davenport says, "What corn we've got out there looks super. We're seeing, a lot of times when you have warm temperatures with a lot of moisture you do have some disease issues and we're seeing that kind of crop up here. But you know right now things, things look good."

And Davenport says the corn harvest is just a couple weeks away.


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