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Hits keep coming: sandstorms in Arkansas

 Add sandstorms to the litany of severe weather events piling difficulties on Arkansas’ farmers this growing season.

Extension cotton agronomists and county Extension agents for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture were checking cotton fields on Tuesday to see the extent of sandblast and hail damage.

“We had a heck of a Sunday and (Monday),” said Tom Barber, Extension cotton agronomist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. “Over the weekend, the northeastern part of the state was hit with a wall of sand with all these thunderstorms popping up.”

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