Royal Farms farm ‘loses’ 80% of its crop in a new outbreak
A Kentucky farmer who has been battling a new strain of the white post crop is losing 80 percent of the crop in what is being called a “national crisis”.
The farmer, David F. Roberts, said he is in a “death spiral” after farmers in his region reported finding new strains of the worm that is causing crop failures and crop loss.
Roberts said he and his wife, Jill, have had a full field of corn this year, and they are preparing to sell the crop this summer.
They have not seen any crops in six weeks.
“We are not growing any more, so we have to figure out what to do with it,” Roberts said.
“If we don’t grow any corn this summer, we will have to do something with it.”
Roberts said that as a precautionary measure, his farmers have begun growing more corn on pasture.
The Roberts family farm is a staple in rural Kentucky, where the soil is generally less fertile than the soil around it.
It is also one of the poorest areas in the country.
The last time Roberts had a crop failure was in 2015, when his crop did not produce enough corn to feed his family for a month.
His crop, which is a mix of corn and soybeans, was so thin and it was difficult to see the grain.
“When we first found this strain, we knew it was bad,” Roberts told Al Jazeera.
“It is a different strain, but we don�t know what to expect.”
The Robertses are now the second family in the state to be forced to sell corn this fall due to a new type of worm called a white post.
White post crops are commonly grown in cornfields, where they have been used for generations to provide a rich, nutritious diet for the livestock.
But in recent years, white post crops have become less popular due to concerns about pests and diseases, and the introduction of resistant strains.
The worms were first detected in the United States in 2009 and are spread by mites.
Roberts’ family has been working to remove the mites that cause the worms, which are spreading from field to field, in an attempt to keep the crops from collapsing.
The couple said they have no choice but to sell their crops, but the worms are making it difficult to harvest the crop.
Roberts has started a website, kyfarm.com, that allows people to report new cases of white post worm, and is trying to reach out to farmers to spread awareness about the disease.
Roberts was told that farmers have reported white post worms in several states, including Texas, Kansas and Iowa.
The new strain is not believed to be related to the old strain.
He said that he and the Roberts family will be forced in a few weeks to either sell the corn or risk losing their crops.
Roberts is also working to spread the word about the worm.
He has started an online petition, which has gathered more than 1,500 signatures, to make sure people know about the new disease and what to look out for.
Roberts hopes to be able to sell his corn this spring, but he is unsure how much corn will be sold this summer given that the worm is still not on the farm.
He and his family have started a GoFundMe account to help raise money to cover the costs of the next crop failure.
“Hopefully, by June, we can sell some corn, maybe at the rate of about a half-acre,” Roberts explained.
“But it is going to be tough.”