Northeast Arkansas farmers say rain needed for crops in areaJuly 6, 2010 - 1:55pmbusiness/agriculture
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Farmers in northeast Arkansas say slightly milder temperatures are helping their crops, but what they really need is rain.
"We haven't had a rain in the Cash area since May, and it is really taxing our ability to pump water," Bono farmer Cleo Watkins Jr. said.
"Our rice is in good shape, and most of our soybeans look good," he said. But with crop prices falling and diesel fuel prices rising, some of the profit from the...