Sep 12, 2011
Farmers weather losses to rainfall

Pumpkins lie in soggy patches on the Durr Farm, ripe with white mold or already rotting from the bottoms.

Fields of giant golden sunflowers that once stood tall and swayed gently on the Chesterfield farm now lay flat on top of one another, victims of hefty winds and driving rain.

Some farmers have lost the last of their tomatoes and cantaloupes and even fall crops such as cauliflower, pumpkins or squash that were not ready to harvest. Even the hearty soybean crop is suffering from some yellowing as sections of fields all over South Jersey and the state are dotted with water puddles or submerged in newly created ponds. The Courier Post

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