We are closing out the month of October today. If we look at the preliminary climate statistics for the month, we see that the majority of the Southeast was cooler than normal, with the exception of Virginia and Alabama and areas farther inland and higher in elevation. Precipitation was scattered, with most areas receiving less than normal but a few areas in Georgia and Florida experiencing wetter than normal conditions. The cooler temperatures slowed the final maturation of peanuts and late-planted corn, but the drier conditions aided farmers in harvesting the crops that were ready.

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