Local farmers’ vegetable crops are suffering from too much rain


HEADLAND, Ala. (WDHN) — While rain continues pouring down on construction sites and waterparks, it’s also damaging vegetables in farmers’ fields.

A farmer in headland says the rain has stunted the vegetables’ growth as well.

It’s causing problems with insects, weeds damaging his cornfields, growth of peas, and more.

Plus, all the fertilizer used on vegetables just gets washed away.

Farmer Jarrod Dozier said it cuts down on nutrients.

“So it has a tremendous impact, but you know by the grace of God we still push through,” Dozier said. “But on the other hand, you not only fighting the insects now you fighting weeds you fighting grass, so it’s hard right now.”

While it’s been tough, Dozier is hopeful and has faith that God will make a way for him and all farmers effected by the rains.

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