Agriculture: Battle of the Clouds

In a parched field near Mercersburg. Pa., Dairy Farmer Jack K. Beck pointed a finger toward a distant mountain rim. "We always used to get rain when the clouds came across that mountain," he said. "But not any more, with that cloud seeding going on. I've stood here and watched the plane fly into a black cloud, and within five minutes that cloud scattered and the sun shone. I tell you, somebody's going to get hurt over it unless they stop."

Throughout the Appalachian region where corners of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia tangle together, hundreds of farmers agree...

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