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Published July 07, 2010, 09:21 AM

Western Kentucky farmer say rain needed soon

PADUCAH, Ky. — Kentucky farmers hope rain falls in time to ensure a good corn crop.

PADUCAH, Ky. — Kentucky farmers hope rain falls in time to ensure a good corn crop.

Corn is at a critical stage for pollination and Barry Wurth, who farms in southern McCracken County says rain is needed soon.

Wurth told The Paducah Sun if it rains by the weekend, the corn drop should be in good shape, but many more days without moisture could seriously reduce yields.

The National Weather Service forecast for western Kentucky holds out a thunderstorm chance through Friday night with a 60 percent chance of rain during the day on Friday.

Highs will be in the 90s this week.

Forecaster Robin Smith in Paducah said rainfall is running about 2.5 inches below normal.

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