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Farmers facing potential crop damage due to rain

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The recent flooding has many farmers concerned about crop damage.  

A farmer for A.L.L. farms says 400 acres of crops on the line will be destroyed if the rain continues. 

Adam Liebhaber works every year, investing time and money into farming.

He says now the water is already beginning to flood some of his crops, but his main concern is when the Current River overflows and pushes more water into his fields. 

Liebhaber is preparing for the worst but trying to keep a positive attitude, saying this comes with the job. 

"It makes you just want to throw your hat down on the ground and get mad but there's no sense in getting mad about it because that's just part of it. When it overflows the ground, it's just part of it. You just got to deal with it,” said Liebhaber. 

He does have insurance, but other farmers may not be so lucky.   

Liebhaber said in the spring most of his rice crops were destroyed by flood water, and he doesn't want to see it happen again this fall. 

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