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Time is running out for farmers

Reported by: Susan Parker
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Updated: 6/18/2013 10:12 pm
REDBUD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Chickasaw County farmer Bobby Carnathan has much to do and little time to get it done.

"It's been hard every day just trying to get something done and have to move around so much trying to find the dry spots," he said.

Now is the time when farmers would like to be cutting wheat. The problem is they still have planting to do.

"It's just putting further delays on getting it harvested. It's just one of those years," Carnathan added.

A fast pace is the only way to get the job done on this day.

It rained this morning in a different field. A change of location was hoped to make the most use of their time, but what they see in the distance is not encouraging.

They see large, dark rain clouds.

It's bad enough that the rain keeps them out of the fields, but all that moisture is doing something else. It's making the grass grow.

"Well, we've had to spray this particular farm one time with roundup to kill the weeds down because the rain just kept making them grow," Carnathan said.

The crop dusting season got off to an early and rapid start for pilot Jerry Webb.

"Probably done a third more than I normally do by this time of the season."

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