More rain puts corn crop at risk for this upcoming growing season

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(2/13/18) — Rain: it’s what nourishes our crops, but sometimes too much rain can be detrimental to crop growth. With all the rain we have seen over the past month, it’s a worry for some farmers.

Farmers need to wait until the ground is completely dry before going out into the field to kill weeds. With some areas in the southern portion of the ArkLaMiss going to plant corn at the end of the month, we definitely do not need anymore rain.

The one year where farmers had to switch crops? 2016.

It’s still too early to see how this growing season will go but as farmers wait for their field dry, the risk of losing the crop completely increases.

Corn is used for livestock and could affect prices down the road if planting is delayed.

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