By Paul Schmitt
Melting snow with warmer temperatures is not a friend to area farmers. Snow cover in farm fields this time of year is crucial to a successful harvest for farmers down the road especially being more than five weeks away from spring. Rich Olson from Olson Family Farms in southern Door County explains why a blanket of snow in the fields is important.
Ideally, having snow cover through the middle of March until temperatures warm up and stay above zero degrees will help protect the future harvested crops later this year, according to Olson.