Experts say cotton and peanut farmers in southeast Alabama need rain soon to improve fields after a dry summer. A statewide survey by the national agriculture statistical service shows 51% of Alabama cotton growers believe their crops are still in good condition. But only 36% of Alabama peanut farmers say their crops are faring that well and local farmers say the heat and blistering sun have affected crops like corn and tomatoes. WVUA visited Leavelle Farm to speak with farmer Russell Suchomelly about the current dry spell.
Nationally, Alabama's public schools linger at the bottom of the quality list. Most of our state's educational woes are attributed to a lack of funding. Today, the Tuscaloosa City School's Finance Board Committee met to talk about the budget and the impact the economy is having on it.
OAD: Tuesday, August 26, 2014