South Carolina farmers go west to help after wildfires
May 5, 2017
PROVIDENCE, S.C. (AP) — Dean Hutto comes from a long line of farmers.
The 28-year-old returned to his family's farm in Providence full time about six years ago to carry on the tradition with his father, Barry, and his brother, Richard.
Despite the fifth-generation farmer's background, Hutto wasn't prepared for October 2015. That's when moisture from a low-pressure system and an Atlantic hurricane combined to create a natural disaster.
The storm left Hutto's fields under 18 inches of water.
He lost all of his cotton and about 80 percent of his peanuts in the flood. About 20 percent of his...