No End Seen to Struggle as Mississippi Flood Enters Month 4

More than 500 homes have been damaged in flooding, and farmers are resigning themselves to missing the growing season entirely.

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HOLLY BLUFF, Miss. (AP) — Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta. Four months into what seems like a never-ending flood, he’s trying to stay busy. He pressure-washed his church, and he’s been shooting the snakes that slither out of a swollen creek submerging his backyard. “The…

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