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Rain, Cool Weather Bring Relief

The Henderson County Fire Department and Tennessee Division of Forestry urge Henderson Countians to use caution when burning.
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Article by Steve Corlew-

While rain and cooler weather has brought some relief to Henderson County, some parts of the county are still well behind yearly rainfall averages.

The Tennessee Division of Forestry and the Henderson County Fire Department also still urge countians to use caution while burning outdoors.

For farmers, the eastern and southern parts of the county have been suffering from dry conditions.

“The south side of the county has been extremely dry,” Tennessee Agricultural Extension Agent Brian White said. “Corn and soybean yields are down about 60 percent.”

The north and western parts of the county have been in better shape. While the dry weather has helped with getting crops out of the field, the moisture content has been…

For complete coverage, see the November 2nd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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