Georgia: Rains Spotty in Most Areas – USDA


    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 14, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.2 inches of rain up to 3.2 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the low 70s.

    County Extension Comments
    Gregory Bowman, Gordon County, District 10: “We have been receiving some needed rain, but it has been spotty. Some areas getting lots of rain while others have been completely missed.”

    Trae Gafney, Jasper County, District 50: “Long, dry windows providing time to get field work done.”

    Wade Parker, Jenkins County, District 60: “Many areas of Jenkins County received heavy rain in a two day period. The rain caused severe field flooding and major erosion problems.”

    Andy Shirley, Mitchell County, District 70: “Done planting cotton and peanuts. Sporadic rain events have helped many farmers get the rain they need, some more than others.”

    Tony Barnes, Atkinson County, District 80: “Started getting showers in parts of the county which has really helped crops.”

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