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Weathering the Drought

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Area farmers, merchants feeling effects as crops dry up from heat, lack of rain

By Dave Bell

Billowing dust plumes follow farmers’ trucks as they drive the parched gravel roads near Vandalia. And the crops lining those roads clearly illustrate the toll taken by the worst drought in decades.


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