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North Mississippi watermelon crop running behind

TUPELO — With the July Fourth holiday right around the corner, many people will be looking for watermelons for family cookouts and get-togethers.

Northeast Mississippi watermelon growers have had a tough time getting their crops to consumers. There are watermelons in stores, but if they’re Mississippi grown they’re likely from the Gulf Coast region.

Farmers tell WCBI TV the unusually wet spring has made it difficult to harvest watermelons throughout North Mississippi.

Mississippi has about 3,000 acres of commercial watermelons.

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