Rainy Season Worries Farmers

By: Amanda Crawford Email
By: Amanda Crawford Email

Spring has been stormy and rainy in the Valley, and that has some farmers worried and behind on their work.

One farmer in Augusta County says he is three weeks behind on his spring farm work.

He says when the ground is too wet, they can't be out in the field working, and they have no choice but to just do what they can.

That means going from field to field, hoping for the right ground conditions, and not accomplishing much.

"It is stressful," says Gerald Garber, an Augusta County farmer. "I would say we're at the aggravated stage right now, not at the crisis stage. Everyday we're aggravated, we got to remember to look to the west and the south, and realize that what we have is sort of minor irritation."

He says farmers never really want to wish rain away, but a dry week would help put him back on schedule.

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