Flooding Caused Farming Trouble

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Sunflower County Farm Service Agency says Mississippi Delta farmers and ranchers are suffering their biggest losses in two decades -- and may be eligible for federal loans.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared part of Mississippi a major disaster area October 20th because of floods from April through June. Because Washington County is adjacent to the disaster area, growers there may be eligible for help.
The agency's county executive director, Robin Richardson, says she's been with the agency since 1987 and this is the worst year she's seen.
Richardson said some farmers were able to harvest some cotton and soybeans, but many had great losses.

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  • by Ed on Nov 2, 2009 at 01:52 AM
    granted many have trouble due to weather but hello people you have a farm or anything near a river your going to have flooding troubles.. why do we need to support you for being where you would run into trouble like this...this is common scene.. this is like building boats in the desert and she help i need money because i cant sell boats because no water and no one to buy the boats.
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