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Wheat growers cautious over summer crop

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- Washington's wheat growers are feeling pretty good about this years crop.

Many are predicting some large crop yields in 2012, but not everyone is smiling.  We caught up with a wheat grower in Franklin County who says warm temperatures and dry conditions were hurting his crop.

Rain over the weekend and more expected this week is expected to help, but farmer Walter Neff says people need to remember conditions range in different parts of the state, "the farther North you go, the higher the rainfall. Farther down South like we're at and towards Oregon, the less rain, the less moisture we have."

Neff adds the weather he expects an average crop this year. He says that things could dramatically change depending on how conditions are later this summer.