- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - With the July Fourth holiday right around the corner, many people will be looking for watermelons for family cookouts and get-togethers.

Northeast Mississippi watermelon growers have had a tough time getting their crops to consumers. There are watermelons in stores, but if they’re Mississippi grown they’re likely from the Gulf Coast region.

Farmers tell WCBI TV (https://bit.ly/1TRcWUK) the unusually wet spring has made it difficult to harvest watermelons throughout North Mississippi.

Mississippi has about 3,000 acres of commercial watermelons.


Information from: WCBI-TV, https://www.wcbi.com

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