By Paul Schmitt
With the official start of summer today, farmers are normally looking for rain to help their crops grow, but too much of a good thing is not beneficial to a healthy harvest. Rich Olson of Olson Family Farms in southern Door County says recent heavy rains and standing water in many fields are putting future crops in danger.
According to enviroweather.com, areas of Door County have received between five to seven inches of rain already in June when the total average rainfall is 3.62 inches for the entire month. Olson says area farmers are already behind two to three weeks from late planting caused by a wetter than normal spring.