Difficult Winter Creates Crop Issues for Farmers


As farmers across our area plant crops for the season, many are finding that things are not growing as fast as usual.

It is a result of the difficult winter and unusually cold spring, which delayed opportunities to plant.

From fruits like strawberries to crops like corn and soybeans, yields could be affected by the delayed growth.
Unfortunately, that could translate to higher prices during your next trip to the grocery store.

"There are always consequences to whatever happens with the yield. So, for example, if their is a shortage of fruits you are going to see an increase in prices in the grocery store." says Agriculture Educator Dan Marzu

Farmers we talked with say that while crops are slow to come up, most don't expect to suffer serious crop loss by the end of the season.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262795201 - wsaw.com/a?a=262795201