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Some Virginia Crops Likely Impacted By Storm

posted on November 2, 2012

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Some Virginia crops are likely to be affected by conditions related to superstorm Sandy.

 Agriculture extension agents in Hampton Roads say the storm put a damper on wheat and cotton crops there and farmers are eager to get back in the fields and assess the damage.

 The Virginian-Pilot reports  that some of the wheat planted last week in Virginia Beach will likely be impacted by the rain.

 While the area's farms fared well, officials said they'll know how much of the wheat crop is not germinating in about a week or so.

 There may be potential impact to 2,000 acres of small grains. And while 60% of the cotton crop is left to be harvested in western Tidewater, farmers say they dodged a bullet.

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