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Heavy Rainfall Hurting Delmarva Crops

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HARTLY, Del.- It may be hot and humid across Delmarva, but the recent heavy rainfall has impacted some Kent County farmers.

"It's a little bit unusual to have it this wet, this late in the year. It's just been wet, for here for us, ever since the beginning of spring," said Jonathan Thompson, of Thompson Farms in Hartly.

Thompson is a fourth-generation poultry and dairy farmer. He and other farmers, like Kevin Robbins of Robbins Paradise farm in Harrington, say all the rain has pushed their planting season back weeks.

Robbins said many acres have to dry up so he can plant his beans.
     
"Every year, you think you've seen all the scenarios and the next year you'll get another scenario thrown at you that you've never seen before," said Robbins.

Robbins also said farmers have lost money replenishing lost crops.

Thompson said the rain has also caused toxins in wheat crops.

"Barley and wheat are small grain, has had a lot more disease in it because of the moisture," said Thompson.

"We had all this deluge of rain and it's hard on the crop, if not some of the farmers lost their crop because of it. It's pretty tough but it's farming and you have to take the good with the bad," said Robinson.  

Farmers are taking it in stride and hoping for a profitable season. 

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