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Wet weather causes difficulties for Ga. farmers

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Wet weather is causing difficulty for Georgia farmers.

The owner of Cedar Hollow Farm in Cleveland, Glen Cook, says the large amount of rainfall has made it hard to weed and do other essential field work.

He said some potatoes are rotting in the ground because of the moisture.

Forecasters say the Gainesville area has seen more than 36 inches of rain this year, compared to the nearly 50 inches that fell last year. And the rainfall has come in short intervals, giving farmers limited time to work dry fields.

Jody Farmer of Hall County told The Times of Gainesville that he is roughly a month behind schedule working his wheat and soybean crops.

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