By Paul Schmitt
The recent rain and 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 affect future crops. Jim Wautier from Church Site Farms in Brussels explains the worse 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.