Farmer's markets suffering from summer drought
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:44:43 GMT —
Farmers in southwest Georgia are feeling the effects of this summer's drought.
They say they aren't producing nearly as much as they have before. It's a stark contrast to last summer.
FOX 31 caught up with one farmer who says his business is suffering in these dry conditions. Vendors at the Tifton Farmers Market say there are fewer farmers showing up each weekend.
Tim Walker with Walker Farms is producing about one-third of the number of the crops he usually has this time of year.
"Farmers are having very tough times right now with the drought," Walker said. "It's very expensive to irrigate. Our water sources are getting low. We're praying for rain."
This is also causing prices to skyrocket. Walker is now reaching out to politicians for help during these dry times.