Alabama ag chief says heavy rain hurting crops

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Crop damage near Beaver Crossing caused by high winds and hail. Monday, June 22, 2009.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's agriculture commissioner says
heavy rains have damaged some Alabama crops and caused poor
harvesting conditions.

Commissioner Ron Sparks said farmers are in a potential crisis
mode if they don't get dry weather within the next two weeks.

He said most farmers were expecting a bumper crop before
September, but then heavy rains started falling. He said the rains
have reduced crop yields and quality on many farms. The most
affected crops are cotton, soybeans, corn and peanuts.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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