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Hot Weather Good For Grapes, Bad For Other Crops

CLEVELAND (AP) - The wet, cold spring followed by a dry, hot summer could mean a superior crop of grapes for Ohio wine growers this year.

The Ohio Wine Producers Association said that the recent sweltering heat is helping grape growers recover from a May frost that trimmed their vineyards.

The weather means that the grape crop will be light but should be of exceptional quality.

While the weather has been good for grades, it's been a disaster for corn and other crops.

Extension agents said that heavy rains are needed the rest of the season to get seeds out of corn and soybeans.

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