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      The drop that saves Southwest Georgia crops

      Despite having a really good looking crop at the end of July, crops are now suffering in the heat of August. / Kerri Copello


      Despite having a really good looking crop at the end of July, crops are now suffering in the heat of August.

      South Georgia farmers say they are used to dry spells.

      Most purchase irrigation pivots to help keep the crops wet.

      There is also new technology is in place to help regulate the amount of water used.

      Farmer Jimmy Webb tells FOX 31 that "you've gotta have water. We can have rainfall and get as much as two inches. In two days, that'll probably still be running again. We'll have to turn it back on."

      The irrigation pivots are as important to farm operations as tractors or combines. Crops won't make money without one.

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