Flooding ruins crops for some Baldwin County farmers

David Eckman said his farm in Elberta saw more than eight inches of rain over the last few days.

“I was prepared for a heavy rain and it was a little more than what I expected, but it wasn’t what we had last year. That was a total loss on the crops. But this year I think we’ll make out,” Eckman said.

He said he lost about 40 percent of the yield on crops like squash and cucumbers due to the persistent standing water and the sheer force of the rain, which beat down other plants.

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