A summer of heavy rain has hit South Carolina farmers hard, and prices could reflect the damage

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Some areas were hit by the deluge harder than others, but few were spared. This time last year the Greenville area had seen about 21 inches of rain. This year more than 47 inches have fallen so far at the airport, where it's measured.

At the other end of the state, not far from Myrtle Beach, Darel Watts said it's been a struggle at Sugarfoot Organic Farms in Conway.

“Planting was late, and then when we would have a window, it just rained after that and drowned seedlings,” he said. “And once we got things growing it was hard to cultivate, and then we got disease.”

My mom has been on this property since she was 16, and she's 71, and she said it's the wettest she's ever seen,” Watts said. “When there's a drought, I can irrigate, but I can't wring it dry.”

Read it all from the local paper (emphasis mine).

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