Heavy Rain Impacting Valley Farmers

By: Todd Corillo Email
By: Todd Corillo Email

Tuesday's heavy rain, on top of what has been several days worth of precipitation, is causing some concern for farmers in the Valley.

It's especially impacting those farmers who can't get into their fields to do critical spring planting work.

Farmers say they need the rain for their crops, but the constant rain has actually hurt them.

Too many rainy days in a row means the farmers can't do necessary work to stay on schedule.

Mount Crawford farmer Kevin Craun says he prefers this year's wet weather over last year's bone dry conditions, but says the constant rain is putting him a bit behind.

"Well, it's slowed down the progress of spring planting. Some crops are going to be planted a little later than normal this year," says Craun.

He says he's never seen ideal conditions but adds he would prefer one day of rain followed by several days of dry weather to help with his planting.

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