Too Much Rain Affects Cotton Crops

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Farmers and rain usually go hand in hand but this year area farmers are saying they had too much of a good thing.

At this point in the year there is usually only five percent of cotton left in the field, but this year there is about 30 or 40 percent of cotton crops left in the field.

“Some of the cotton farmers I have talked to this year are going to lose money on the cotton crop so that is pretty unfortunate. This year is going to be kind of a struggle for our farmers, the southeastern part of Alabama and southwest Georgia and north west Florida they are going to be looking at 2014 to decide what to grow,” said Extension Agronomist, William Birdsong.

Birdsong says this year our area received a record amount of rain. He estimates between 80 and 90 inches.

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