Drought Hurts Some Crops, Pushes Others Ahead Of Schedule

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

After months of drought conditions, some produce stands are moving along almost too fast as many crops are ripening ahead of schedule.

At Garner Farms in Newport, farmer Clayton Garner Jr. Gets watermelons ready to be shipped. He says they are ahead of schedule this year, and some are getting scorched by the sun. Glory White, of White's Farm says the heat is what's causing many of her produce crops to be ahead of schedule.

The farmers we spoke with Tuesday tell WITN they're keeping prices similar to last year's because they realize it's a tough economy for everyone.


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