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Shortage in sweet corn won't last much longer

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 People with a sweet tooth for sweet corn will have to wait just a little longer for some locally grown corn. The late frost this spring followed by a lot of rain had farmers struggling to get crops in on time. This had many sweet corn lovers concerned if there will even be any this year.

Not to worry, local farmers tell us they do have a large amount of corn, but it won't be ready for close to three weeks. They say their crop is just starting to tassel.

Grocery stores are carrying out of state corn until the local corn is ready. Kessler's in aberdeen is getting its corn out of indiana right now.  

"Probably in a couple weeks is what we are aiming for, depending on the weather, we should start getting local crops," kessler's worker, Patrick Citterman said. 

Despite the late planting season, workers at kessler's say there will not be a shortage of corn this year.

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