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25 Years Ago
Scattered showers did little to relieve drought conditions or help crops. A 30-inch deficit in rainfall totals across the state severely damaged crops. Area agriculture officials estimated 100 percent of the
area’s soybean crop had been lost; the corn crop was projected to suffer a 70 percent loss; and tobacco would only be at 30-40 percent of normal crop levels. Lack of hay and pasture caused beef cattlemen to send record numbers of cattle early to auction.
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