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Farmers challenged to find lenders following disaster

Hopes for government help dwindling Stephen Bailey, a young sweet potato grower in Vardaman, suffered a 50-60 percent crop loss last year due to adverse weather that devastated his farm as it did the state’s entire farming community. Yet, he counts himself as fortunate. He knows it could be worse. “I had a friend who was a sweet potato grower, ...

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