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Local Farmers Feel The Effects of Recent Weather


Videojournalist: Angela Fowler

Chatham, VA- A local Farmer in Chatham has felt the effects on his crops caused by the recent weather.

Earl McKenzie and his brother were born and raised on a farm and they still carry on the family tradition.

For the past three years Chatham Hall School for Girls has purchased his fresh produce, and serves it to the students and staff at the school.

But lately, the weather has taken a toll on McKenzie's product.

"This year has been an unusual year, it's been dry until lately, and then we've had thunderstorms, and even had a hail storm that damaged our crops greatly," said McKenzie.

Usually when farmers face a drought or crops are damaged, prices for the product go up.

But luckily, McKenzie's farm is located near a creek, which makes it a bit easier to irrigate his crops.

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