Dry weather hampering corn, other crops in north Alabama

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By ERICA SMITH, The Decatur Daily

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) – Abnormally dry weather in north Alabama may have ruined corn plantings and is damaging other crops.

The National Weather Service in Huntsville says portions of Lawrence and Morgan counties have been characterized as “abnormally dry” since June 21.

In Limestone County, 60% of the county has been in a moderate drought since June 28.

Brady Peek farms about 1,800 acres in western Limestone County, and he says the dry spell hit the corn crop at the very worst time.

Peek says it’s common to have hot, dry spells but usually they come in August.

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7/8/2022 11:01:15 PM (GMT -5:00)

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