“Never seen so much rain": Flooding has turned into crop loss for some Kentucky producers
What started as a growing season where western Kentucky farmers thought about “pulling the plug” due to drought has turned into crop loss due to flooding.
Last week, a foot of rain fell in a 24-hour period. One producer in Pilot Oak tells Successful Farming he has never seen so much rain over that short of a period in his 50 years of farming.
Keith Lowry says that flash flooding caused water to come up six-feet high on his corn, but his biggest concern was the creek overflowing and washing debris into his soybean fields.
He says that it is a good reminder to all farmers to make sure they have crop insurance.