Jul 08

Kentucky farmers dealing with flooded crops – Video (Ice Age Now, July 7, 2015):

“The flooding is affecting crops including soy beans, wheat and corn in cities along rivers all the way to the Tennessee border,” says this report out of Eddyville, KY. “We’ve had a lot of rain, and it’s now flooding rivers and damaging crops across the area.”

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About 50 acres of soy bean crops in Livingston County now looks more like a river than a crop.

It could be weeks before the soy beans can be re-planted, said Roger Boyd, an area farmer and crop adviser for Parish and Hooks Farms.

At the Livingston County Farm Service Agency, Nina Hunt gets crop reports from farmers each year telling her which crops they have growing and where.

“We’ve had a lot that have failed,” Hunt said. “They’ve had to replant a lot of their corn.”

If this keeps up, says Hunt. “later down road it will affect prices because we won’t have enough crops.”


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