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Most Crops in Delaware, Maryland Survive Nor-Easter Storm

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DELMARVA, Del. (AP) - Farmers in Delmarva say most crops in the area managed to survive last week's heavy rainfall.

The nor-easter storm that hit the area last week left some plants covered in pools of water and fields of feed corn bent below their tips. Despite this, farmers say things could have been worse.

After the nor-easter hit, Hurricane Joaquin threatened to pour an additional 12 inches of rain, but the hurricane never made landfall.

The USDA says nearly half of Maryland's grain corn crop had been harvested before last week's rain. About 80 percent of the crop was listed in good condition.

In Delaware, farmers harvested 65 percent of the crop. The USDA says about 71 percent of which was in good or better shape.

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