Mid-Missouri businesses feel effects of rain

3 years 4 months 1 day ago Friday, June 19 2015 Jun 19, 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015 11:22:00 AM CDT June 19, 2015 in News
By: Megan Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - With the heavy amount of rainfall in June, some mid-Missouri businesses have seen slower business than normal.

According to a recent report by the Department of Commerce, home construction increased significantly nationwide in June. However, Ken Kroll, owner of Designer Home Builders, said his business has been very slow this month due to the rainy weather.

"The rain has pretty much shut down being able to do any outside ground work. It's just been way too muddy to be able to do anything," Kroll said.

The muddy conditions are not favorable when designing homes, he said, because designers and contractors have a harder time working around the wet ground.

Farmers are also feeling the pinch from the rain. MU farmer Jeff Jones said crops like corn and soybean are unable to grow in wet conditions. He said normally by the middle of June he has finished planting all of the corn and soybeans. However because of the rain, he may not be finished by next week.

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