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Rains Delay Tomatoes to Market (240)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Heavy spring rains have washed away some of East Tennessee tomato growers profits, a University of Tennessee plant specialist said Monday. Dr. Alvin Rutledge of the UT Extension Service said heavier than usual rainfall over the area delayed harvest of early tomatoes and postponed planting of later varieties.  Growers will have a tomato