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Crop harvest right around the corner

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Arkansas is known for crop production, and with summer in full swing, harvest time is just around the corner.

Branon Thiesse, the staff chair at the University of Arkansas’ extension office, said that grain sorghum has less acreage this year than normal. Due to a lower return expected on the sorghum, other crops were just a little more attractive to plant.

Crop conditions were noted as good across the state.

“The rain that we’ve received, has been a blessing,” said Thiesse. “It could’ve been a million dollar rain because being able to turn off our wells for even four or five days can be a big help to the farmer.”

Warm weather has also helped the crops to progress rapidly.

Thanks to the combination of both rain and warm weather, corn could be harvested as early as August. 

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