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Knee high by Fourth of July a good sign for local farmers

By WKTV News

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - It appears to be a good season for Candella's Farm as the corn has grown to knee-high length prior to Independence Day.
 
Usually this length is used as a rule of thumb for a good crop season in terms of corn, and some of the stalks actually reached taller than our crew's heads.
 
Florence Candella, owner of the farm, said that Central New York has gotten enough rain not just for the corn, but for all their crops that are looking good this year.
 
NEWSChannel 2 asked her why the corn needs to be knee high by the Fourth of July.
 
"It's just an old saying, but Mike did get the corn in early this year and took a chance, so that's why we're going to have early corn."
 

She said they normally have corn around July 20th, but will be even earlier than that this year. 

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