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Wet weather makes for much improved peach crop

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Southern Illinois farmers say this year's wet weather is yielding a sweet peach harvest.

According to WSIL-TV, wet weather has made this year's crop extra sweet and juicy. Sara Lipe owns Lipe Orchard near Carbondale. She says this year's peaches are bigger and the crop is more abundant than last year, when the region was fighting drought conditions.

That doesn't' mean this year's crops haven't faced challenges.

Cooler temperatures this spring meant the crop is later than normal and farmers have to work to keep the fruit free from disease.

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