How much rainfall is enough for crops?

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By Steve Moore

During any summertime conversation in farming country, the topic of rainfall comes up, many times first.  Why?  Because many livelihoods and much of our rural culture depends on how much and when we get the annual average of 45 inches of rainfall.    During the rapid growth stage of many of our summertime crops such as tobacco, corn, soybeans, gardens and others, as much as one inch of rainfall per week can help these crops realize their full yield potential, and you may remember me writing that 1 inch of rain on all of Henry County takes slightly more than 5 bill

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