Local farmers say this is the worst drought they have seen in 9 years

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HARRIS COUNTY, Ga. – Jenny Jack Sun Farm in Harris County has been around for almost a decade. Jenny Jackson says in that period of time this is the longest amount of time they have gone without good consistent rain.

Their saving grace has been an irrigation system they are using everyday. However, Jackson says it is putting a strain on their system and their electricity bill. Jackson says the worst part is the plants are stressed,  “Their not getting rain…the drip irrigation is good..it puts the water deep right where we want it, but rain is just better for the plants.”

Jackson says she is grateful for her irrigation system. She says a farmer friend of hers just lost his entire batch of summer crops because he didn’t have an irrigation system.

Even their pigs are under extra stress. Jackson says she is making mud for the pigs so they can survive.

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