Near Record Rainfall Level is Bad News for Local Farmers
Published July 26th, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Its too much of a good thing.
Persistent rain this month is close to setting records in North Central Florida.
And while farmers are always grateful for rain in July-- this has been too much for some of them.
All of the rain has been drowning row crops including beans and peas at Rogers Farm.
Gainesville has officially received just over 13 inches of rainfall this month already, that's more than 8 inches above normal for the year.
"It's affecting everything we do now and in the months to come, because now we need to be planting and preparing all the other crops and putting stuff in," says Rogers Farms Manager, Greg Rogers.
The heavy rain has drowned much of the remaining vegetable row crops decreasing the overall supply.
And as supply decreases and demand increases, price rises.
Until the rain stops rogers can only hope that business keeps up.