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Much-Needed Rain a Mixed Blessing

September 28, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau
Most of Missouri is rejoicing at the sight of rain--but farm authorities say the rain is a mixed blessing. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City. Story:
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Some parts of Missouri are receiving rainfall for the first time since June. But farm authorities say that's still not enough to save most row crops damaged by the drought.

State Forestry Coordinator Bob Krepps says the rain may even hurt the state's trees.

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Contents: Urban Forest Coordinator Bob Krepps says the rain will cause trees to lose their leaves earlier because they are so dry.

The rain will help fill livestock ponds, replenish pastures, and encourage creek flow. Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.