Rain, Cool Temps Slow Down Farming in Alabama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama farmers say they're trying to cope with several weeks of cool temperatures and excessive rainfall, which has oversaturated the soil.

Agriculture experts say that has slowed farming across the state, which could threaten yields.

Farmer Keith Bryant tells The Anniston Star that he's being slowed down in his efforts to plant 400 acres of cotton this year. But he said his cotton harvest will be fine as long as he can plant by May 15.

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Alabama field office show that the amount of crops planted so far this year in the state are far below what was planted during the same period last year and the five-year average for the state.


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