TITLE

Spring planting like guerilla warfare -- hit and retreat

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Elton
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/15/2013, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the challenges facing farmers in the U.S. Delta Region due to rains all harvest season-long for the past five or six years. It cites the year 2011 when it rained so much up north and the Mississippi began to flow backwards causing the entire crop fields to be gobbled up by a historic flood. The challenges of the 2012 planting season is also explored.
ACCESSION #
88033562

 

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