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Farmers hit hard after heavy rainfall

Posted at 5:16 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 19:56:35-04

A week's worth of rain, with more in the forecast Saturday, is devastating news for area farmers.

At Hundley Farms near Belle Glade, there are fields of sweet corn.

The only problem is crews can't get out in the field to harvest.

"We're just dealing with very wet conditions right here that make it impossible to get equipment through the field," said John Hundley.

Stuart Stein says farmers are losing money.

"If it doesn't make grade then you can't sell it so it impacts that as well," says Stein.

It also can hurt the consumer and Memorial Day Weekend.

"They may not get as much product they'd like to buy," said Hundley talking about his customers. "There won't be enough for them to sell."

Hundley says his crews will be out Saturday trying to harvest as much as possible.

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