Drought creating problems for local crops

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — With parts of northern Rhode Island and northern Bristol County in a severe drought, damage is being done to more than just your lawn.

Local farmers say they are seeing their fields struggle and are desperate to see some rain.

Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo was at Salisbury Farm on Monday, where employees say the dry weather is causing problems.

“The vegetables, strawberries and raspberries here [are] doing well because they are irrigated,” said Wayne Salisbury. “There are a couple areas that we plant… pumpkin, squash and stuff that we don’t have the ability to get water to. They may be a problem if we don’t get a few showers here and there.”

See more from Salisbury Farm in T.J.’s report in the video above. 

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