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Farmers in delta finding it hard to harvest

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rain has made it difficult to get harvesting equipment out in the Mississippi Delta.
Rain has made it difficult to get harvesting equipment out in the Mississippi Delta.

The Mississippi Delta is yet another area of the country that is feeling the effects of farm equipment not being able to go out and harvest because of wet weather.

A recent report from the New York Times examined the plight of those farmers, who had expected a bumper crop this year. Now, from the expected feast seen earlier in the year comes the famine of ruined crops.

Some may even find it difficult to make payments on their farm equipment, while others are facing the prospect of not being able to keep their farms at all. One such farmer is John Hart who moved back to the area 30 years ago to work his family's land

"I was counting my money until September," Hart told the Times. "I don't know whether I'm going to be able to farm another year or not."

Hart is not alone. Farmers across the country are finding it difficult to harvest their crops, as rainy weather makes it difficult to guide agricultural equipment through fields. And as the harvest is delayed, more producers find themselves working in the dark hours of the winter, hoping to finish before it becomes impossible to harvest.
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