Farmers in Kentucky facing more than dry land

By: Corutney Lassiter
By: Corutney Lassiter

Farmers are saying they haven't seen a dry spell like this one in years.

Mark Hughes of Hughes Cattle Company in Barren County says he has already used half of the hay he stored for winter feeding. As the rain deficit almost meets the six inch mark, Hughes says farmers may turn to an alternative plan. He says you may see herds being sold just to tend to the farm land.

Tobacco crops are visually dry. Farmers describe tobacco leaves appearance as "rolling and twisting." Hughes says tobacco thrives in dry weather, but not this dry. If the crop doesn't see water, it could be detrimental to farmer's bottom line.


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