Recent Rains Impact N.C. Farmers

N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Recent Rains Impact N.C. Farmers

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Rainfall has been plentiful this spring and early summer and North Carolina’s farmers have been suffering.

Fields have been too wet for the planting of some crops and frequent downpours have caused some crops to drown.

State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler tells it has been like dealing with a tropical storm or hurricane to some extent, especially in Eastern Carolina.

Troxler says some crops have been damaged from as much as 18 inches of rain over a 10 day period.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service says up to two inches of rainfall is possible in the Wayne County area over the next three days.

From the National Weather Service