NEARLY TWO MONTH DROUGHT AFFECTING CATFISH FARMS

Ponds at Kyser Catfish and Cattle Farm in Greensboro sit below normal water levels after a nearly two month drought.

“The pastures are dry and the fish ponds are drying up and those are the two most important things in the black belt community, two of the biggest economic drivers in the area and they’re both suffering” says owner Townsend Kyser.

Kyser says the water levels are nowhere near high enough.

“It makes it really hard to manage, catching the fish, harvesting them with shallow ponds and less water, you have less room to work and it makes it a little more dangerous” says Kyser.

The drought is not only affecting the ponds, but the price of corn and soybeans.

This is a major food source for the fish and cattle.

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