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    Alabama Extension launches Farming Basics app

    AUBURN, Ala. - Today’s farmers are using new technology more than ever to help them with day-to-day tasks. In a physically demanding and rapidly developing industry, farmers lean on GPS, web information, online courses and timely answers to keep up with the moving economy.

    High heat, minimal moisture hurt yields, bottom line

    Zero. Zip. Zilch. That’s how much rain Terry Wyatt’s 500-acre cotton crop received in September. “Cotton likes hot weather, but you have to have some rain,” said Wyatt, whose non-irrigated cropland in Harpersville was in the heart of Alabama’s most persistent drought based on the U.S....

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