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Pumpkin crops suffer from heavy summer rain


Wetter weather than usual this summer is causing problems for area farmers and their crops.

Bruce Holland and his son are checking on the pumpkin patch at their farm. In just a few weeks they'll be hosting dozens of families and visitors who will want a hay ride and to pick out their very own pumpkin. The rainy weather hasn't been the most conducive for growing the pumpkins. The more moist vegetation gets, the more problems that can occur. Pumpkins are very susceptible to disease.

Holland and his workers on the farm are using several methods to make sure not only the pumpkins but also their famous peanuts are in the best shape for customers.

"There'll be pumpkins. The sun is out today. There's a small chance of rain in the forecast for next week so that will give them time to do what they need to do," Holland said.