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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Many Alabama farmers are having serious problems this year from the fall armyworm.  The worms are spreading through the state at a rapid rate, with some growers calling it the biggest armyworm outbreak in years.

The chronic pest is known for having a voracious appetite for hay, but it will also feed on soybeans, corn, and cotton among other crops.  WHNT News 19 talked with Roland Coan, a hay farmer in Lawrence County about his experience this year.

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