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Flooded corn fields worry farmers in the Arklamiss

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FRANKLIN PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Farmers in the Arklamiss are worried about what the flooding will do the their corn crops.

Josh Lofton of the LSU Ag Center in Winnsboro surveyed corn fields for damaged corn crops after they were flooded.

Corn producers got a late start this year with their planting and the crops were in need of some rain fall. The cool temperatures were also a major factor in the success of the crops.

Corn producers like Travis Walker believes the week old waters covering these fields will damage a lot more than the crops.

 Most  of the planted corn were able to escape the flooding with no interruption to their growth process.The crops that were under water for 4 or more days are questionable.

According to the LSU Ag Center last year there were more than 700-thousand acres of corn crops harvested. This year the corn crop projection will be down to 500-thousand acres.

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