Two years ago, Larry Schenck lost most of his corn crop when his rich bottomland along the Rolling Fork flooded and high winds flattened the stalks.
This year, he thought he would avoid a similar catastrophe, but his luck ran out last weekend.
“It’s a muddy mess,” Schenck said Wednesday, describing his cornfields. “The last big rain was the one that got us.”
Until then, he said, the rainfall had been scattered enough that the river was able to absorb it.