By Tim Kowols
Farmers in Kewaunee and Door County have had to make significant adjustments to their cropping schedule this year due to the weather. Sturgeon Bay received more than double its average rainfall total in the month of July at over seven inches while the sporadic nature of the storms has made it hard for farmers to get into the fields. Rich Olson from Olson Family Farms in Sturgeon Bay says his cows will get a sweeter surprise when they munch on their hay this fall as getting a dry crop in this year has been next to impossible.
Farmers are also dealing with a poor alfalfa crop after the region was declared a crop disaster area after extreme fluctuations this winter.