By Tim Kowols
Farmers in Door and Kewaunee County are trying to figure out what they can plant in their alfalfa fields after they were declared a crop disaster area earlier this month. Late January and early February played games with the alfalfa underground, being warm enough for the plant to push through the surface only to freeze a short time later. Kewaunee County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator Aerica Bjurstrom says alfalfa is crucial to the diet of a cow and farmers will have to rely on last year’s crop to make it through the year.
Bjurstom says there is still time to plant some kind of crop to go in those fields. Farmers wishing to make a claim on a lost alfalfa crop can contact the Farm Service Agency located in Luxemburg.