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Bulloch County farmers gather for 'Blessing of the Harvest'

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Farmers in Bulloch County gathered this morning for a yearly tradition as they hit the home stretch for many crops. 

Growers, bankers, and others in agriculture met for the third annual Blessing of the Harvest prayer time. 

They prayed for safety of farm workers, for favorable weather and for a successful harvest. Organizers say the community depends on agriculture as its top business and its success unites almost everyone.

"I think nearly everybody here, whether they directly till the soil or they work like me at Ag South Farm Credit, it doesn't matter because we're all affected by agriculture," said Andrea Whitfield, Chamber Agribusiness Committee. 

The Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce teamed with Bulloch County Farm Bureau and Ag South Farm Credit to host the event and they're looking at doing this in the spring for the beginning of the season too.

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