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.

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