August 10, 2005-- Posted at 7:40 PM CDT
Rice crops are doing fairly well this season, but cotton isn’t looking good and either are many beans. Also, corn crops are a total loss.
“All of our corn crop, the dry land corn this year, is a disaster,” said
Corn stalks are usually 7-10 feet high this time of year, but, most crops are just 3-4 feet tall.
According to Lewellyn, the first step in getting federal assistance is for Governor Huckabee to declare a disaster emergency, but, doing that will only offer farmers lower interest rates on their loans.
Lewellyn says that’s not enough. “We don’t need loans,” he said. “We need help.”
The Bush Administration has declared a disaster emergency for