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Alabama farmers yielding bountiful harvest

The sights and sounds of harvest.  The roar of the combines, shucking corn means one thing to farmers this year.

"We can pencil in a profit.  It's an exciting time to be in agriculture." says fourth generation farmer, David Rhyne.

Alabama's extreme weather has soaked up most farmer's profits for the last 3 years, leaving fields dusty and crops dehydrated.  But this fall, farmers have the final word.

"Commodity prices are up.  But it doesn't matter what the price is if you don't have a good crop." 

Rhyne says the weather hasn't fully cooperated with his corn crop.  Some patches are brittle, and a third of it's potential size.  The saving grace, irrigation systems, funneling water to this dry Lowndes County land.

While it's no bumper crop, this season has erased some of the sun-scorched memories of past harvests; ensuring many Alabama farmers will plant again this fall.

"It's good to have high prices.  We are playing with more dollars.  The gamble is much greater now."

The fruits of their labor, pouring out a profit...bushel by bushel.

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