After tough years, future is brighter for Clarksdale
It’s been a tough road for the Delta, but high commodity prices are giving the region a healthy boost.
I recently saw Sykes Sturdivant in Greenwood, and asked him how the crop turned out. “Good,” was his answer. I nearly fainted. After spending three decades around Delta planters, known for their poor-mouthing and pessimism, this may be a first. I insisted on video recording Sykes on my smart phone to ensure I didn’t imagine this.