For Spartanburg Co. Farmer, Rain Can’t Overcome Drought


MOORE, S.C. – The steady rainfall over the past several days will not be enough to overcome the problems caused by months of dry weather, according to James Anderson of Greyrock Farms in Moore.

Anderson, a dairy farmer, said the recent rainfall comes too late to grow any additional feed for the 500 or so cows he owns.

“That really hurts,” he said. “Without the feed, that’s going to hurt us. We’re either going to have to purchase feed or cut back on the number of cows or both.”

He said he has some feed left over from last year that he hopes will get him through the winter. He said he can’t grow feed again until next spring.

Between two and five inches of rain has fallen across the Upstate since Thursday. So far this year, the Upstate is six inches behind in rainfall.

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