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Covering Chilton County: Farmers Losing Their Crops

Unfavorable weather conditions are causing local farmers a lot of grief this year.

In Chilton County, peaches are the livelyhood of many farmers.

This year's harvest will fall way short of expectations. 

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks is calling the the crop damage devastating.

Only 25% of crops that are grown in the area are thought to be salvageable.

Plans are in the works with the Governor's office and officials in Washington in an effort to come up with a relief package.

Sparks says its a sad day in Alabama. 

This could have a $300 million impact on Alabama's economy.

 

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