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Grubbs, AR--Ron Smiley Reports

Farmers Looking to Skies for a Little Help

May 26, 2005--Posted 5:00 pm CDT

 

Grubbs, AR--This May could be the driest on record ever inCraighead County.  The National Weather Service says the record for driest month was set in 1911 when they received .45 inches of rain.  This month the official record has us receiving .22 inches of rain.

 

The dry conditions have made it tough on farmers already light in the pocket book.  Local farmers say high oil prices and chemical costs have really hurt them.  Now they have to prepare for a drought. 

 

“It really is one of the worst years for us to have drought like conditions.”

 

Farmers add what they need now is a long consistent rain to soak into these fields.

 

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