Disappointment showed on the faces of Larry Schenck and his brother, Gene, as they trudged through the mud of what was their best cornfield, looking at the six-foot stalks lying flat on the ground.
The Schencks had already been devastated by the recent flooding of the Rolling Fork River, which winds around their farm at Boston, but then this week, ferocious wind finished off their bottomland fields.
“It’s broke off. It ain’t comin’ back,” Schenck said.
The brothers had about 140 acres of corn and lost most of it.