Farmers Concerned About Drought

GORGIA - is now suffering through what has officially been termed a mild drought, but to some there is nothing mild about it.
calendar icon 27 March 2007
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Some dairy farmers in middle Georgia are wondering if it's time to find another line of work.

Awbrey Moon has only known dairy faming. More than 40 years after buying a dairy farm from his father, it is not getting easier to walk through drought-ravaged fields. It would be one thing if it was his only challenge, but it isn't.

"It's cutting in pretty deep," Moon said. "I don't know how long we gone stay here at this if things don't change -- if we don't get a better price for milk and get some breaks on the weather."

Those breaks have been far too rare over the past two years. In that time, dairy farmers in middle Georgia have suffered through at least three long dry spells.

Source: 11News
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