By Paul Schmitt
The recent ice storm was not only bad for the conditions of area roads but was not good news to area farmers concerned about their fields and the potential to negatively affecting future crops. Jim Wautier from Church Site Farms in Brussels explains the bad case scenario.
The lack of sufficient snow cover can also compound the issue. Farmer’s fields of alfalfa and winter wheat crops need protecting until the proper time of germination in the spring when temperatures remain mainly above freezing.