Too Much Rain For FarmersThe recent cold and rainy weather over the past couple weeks has not been ideal for farmers.
The recent cold and rainy weather over the past couple weeks has not been ideal for farmers.
As you've probably noticed, the past two weeks there has been a lack of sun and large amounts of rain. That has affected area farmers, like Casey Hoverson.
Casey Hoverson/Farmer:"We got most of the crop in April that went fairly well. Got most of it in so we some drowned out occurred I guess because of the heavy rains."
With the heaving rains, it has been leaving puddles in fields and low lying areas which can kill whatever is underneath.
Casey Hoverson/Farmer:"You lose part of your crop you lose part of your margin I guess so if you're losing 5-10 percent that can be your profit for the year."
Hoverson has had to plant some of his crops twice because of this rainy season. He says he needs a little less rain and more sunshine.
Casey Hoverson/Farmer:"You need warm temperatures for a lot of the crops, so corn needs heat and a lot of soy beans and different stuff so we need a lot more sunny days and more heat units i guess more temperature."
Hoverson says that his crops haven't been effected to much by the rain but hopes for a quick turn around in the weather.