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Late cold snaps have stunted the growth of watermelon plants in this field near Ty Ty. (Special Photo: Clint Thompson)

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The UGA 2012 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report lists watermelons’ farm gate value at $159.5 million. More than 18,100 acres in Georgia were devoted to watermelons in 2012 with Tift County ranking first in acreage (1,950) with a farm gate value at $20 million.


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