This week’s Cotton Newsline is 6 cuts. All cuts are Kenneth Hood, producer and partner in Perthshire Farms in Gunnison, Mississippi.
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The excess rain has put many farmers in the Mid-South behind schedule this planting season. Kenneth Hood, producer and partner in Perthshire Farms in Gunnison, Mississippi, says they are generally early planters; they have their corn planted and most of the soybeans but very little cotton.
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Hood says the flooding will bring in a lot of debris and may cause some erosion.
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Hood says the flooding will reach historic levels, three and a half feet above the 100 year flood on the Mississippi River.
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According to Hood they are not only affected by flooding.
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Hood says the excessive rains have compounded the weed problem producers are currently facing.
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Hood shows concern about producers who have already booked their crops and may not get to plant.