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Region 8 Farmers have either too much or too little water

Associated Press - May 8, 2010 6:24 PM ET

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - While some northeast Arkansas farmers are waiting for water to drain from flooded fields, those further to the south have begun irrigating crops after a dry-weather spell.

At Pine Bluff, Don Plunkett, Jefferson County extension staff chairman, said dust bunnies and whirlwinds were commonplace in Jefferson County this past week. He said corn is wilting in the afternoon heat in some parts of fields and center pivots are being run already.

But in Poinsett County to the north, some of the water levels in flooded fields were dropping by week's end. County Extension Staff Chair Rick Thompson said some fields along rivers are still under water.

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