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Weather Impacts Local Farmers

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After weeks of downpour, farmers may now receive financial assistance. After weeks of downpour, farmers may now receive financial assistance.

EDEN, Md.- We've experienced some wet weather this season and while you may think that's good for farm land...it's not. Many Delmarva farmers say the rain has actually been too much for their crops. 

 "It drowns your crops. Corn does not grow underwater, it has to have dry land and sunshine and much of the time it didn't have that," says farmer, Roger Richardson. 

Donnie Powell grows corn in Snow Hill and says he's experienced first-hand the wet weather destroying his crops. 

"No grain, whether it's corn, wheat, or soybeans will grow in the water," says Powell. 

Powell also says the wet weather drowned his crops so badly, he had to replant. A task, Powell says isn't cheap. 

"It cost as much as it does the first time, it's not an expensive task." 

But some farmers say regardless of the extreme weather this year's crop turned out good.

Taking the good with the bad, such is the life of a farmer. 

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