TY TY, Ga. (AP) — South Georgia farmers are struggling to maintain their crops after an unusually wet June.
WALB-TV reported Monday that heavy storms brought over ten inches of rain in some areas. More rain is expected this week.
Some farmers are having trouble planting, spraying and cultivating. Others are facing issues with the quality of their produce and have needed to replant.
Farmers say extra labor in the fields has made the season more expensive, but the extra costs should not affect consumers.
Weather forecasts show another 2-4 inches of rain this week, with double or triple that amount in some areas.
Peanuts, watermelons and cantaloupes are among several crops threatened by heavy rain.
Farmers say they will know more about unexpected costs from the rain later in the planting season.