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From flooded field to bumper crop

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FANNIN COUNTY, Texas -- Record rains in August turned some Texoma farm fields into lakes. All that water had growers worried about their crops.

"It sure looked bad for a while," said farmer Arthur Chaney.

Indeed it did. Last month, his soybeans looked more like seaweed, submerged under almost three feet of floodwaters. 

Farmers like Chaney wondered if there would even be a harvest this year.

But with fine, dry weather, the water receded and the harvest is now underway.

"We just got through combining it, and it ended up making the highest amount of soybeans ever, so that's pretty fantastic," Chaney said, reflecting on a happy ending for his stressful summer.

"It has been a deep-in-the-valley to high-in-the-mountains sort," he mused. "It's been quite a trail, but it tuned out really well."

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