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Alabama farmers keep eye on Hurricane Delta

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 06 2020 12:21 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama farmers are worried about the effects of potentially heavy rains on their crops from Hurricane Delta.

Previous storms like Hurricane Sally have already put added stress on farmers like Harold Gaines.

“We are three weeks back now,” Gaines said. “What we needed to do in the middle of September was put on hold for ten days.”

Gaines is trying to harvest as many crops as he can before the next storm system comes through.

“We’ve got a four or five day running head start that we can get a lot of stuff done and be prepared by the time it gets here, but still when it gets here we’re going to have to suffer through another week of delays.”

Agriculture and Industry Commissioner Rick Pate say crops like peanuts could face potential disease.

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