Ga. Farmers Endure Drought Then Deluge | Georgia Public Broadcasting

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Ga. Farmers Endure Drought Then Deluge | Georgia Public Broadcasting

MACON, Ga. —

Julia Asherman of the Rag & Frass Farm in Jeffersonville, Ga. spritzes vegetables at the Mulberry Street Farmers Market in downtown Macon. (Photo: Adam Ragusea / GPB News)

Julia Asherman of the Rag & Frass Farm in Jeffersonville, Ga. spritzes vegetables at the Mulberry Street Farmers Market in downtown Macon. (Photo: Adam Ragusea / GPB News)

Fresh off the worst drought in Georgia history, farmers are now dealing with the opposite problem. June was the wettest on record in Macon, where farmers at a recent Mulberry Street Farmers Market were split over which is worse: wet or dry?

“We are just swamped at the farm, we’ve got…we’ve got mud,” said Michael McArthur with Local Lands farm in Wrightsville. “I actually lost some product, some kale.”

Farmers like McArthur and Matt DeMatteo with East Georgia Produce in Bartow tried put on a happy face for their customers, but were clearly feeling a little beleaguered.

“We can’t control the rain,” DeMatteo said. “As much as we’ve got, it’s flooded a lot of stuff out. But when it’s dry, you know, at least we can irrigate.”

via Ga. Farmers Endure Drought Then Deluge.

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