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Report: Arkansas soybean farmers lose $77M after wet harvest


December 12, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas soybean farmers have lost at least $77 million this year after heavy rainfall interrupted harvest season and damaged the quality of the crop, according to a recent report by agriculture experts.

Wet conditions starting with Tropical Storm Gordon in September and continued rainfall in the following months delayed Arkansas' harvest, costing about $56 million in physical damage to soybeans, according to the University of Arkansas report. Agriculture economists also predict the state's farmers will likely spend another $21 million to repair muddy fields after...

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