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      Southwest Georgia farmers face bleak corn crop

      Corn farmers are trying to find ways to cover production costs as corn isn't selling like it normally has.

      / Cody Long

      Corn farmers are trying to find ways to cover production costs as corn isn't selling like it normally has.

      It's been a bleak market for Georgia farmers. September corn prices are expected to be $3.66 and in December, it's expected to be $3.77.

      Farmers are now going several years with prices below $4 which isn't ideal for farmers but experts say there aren't many options.

      With South Georgia being in a drought, it's costing farmers even more now to produce corn.

      "It affects all of the vegetables especially corn," Corn Farmer Roy Varner said. "When corn is starting to make you've got to give it a lot of water and it being a dry season has made it more expensive to grow this year."

      A local economist in Tifton doesn't expect corn bushel prices to reach a level high enough so that farmers can cover all of their production expenses.

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