In the News: Rain, Early Heat Challenge Farmers

As you probably noticed, this spring hasn’t really been typical. We’ve had flooding, again, and then there where those days of 80 degree weather. Although the warm spell may have been nice for those of us who were ready to get out of the house, those who are trying to handle the weather so they can farm have a different outlook.

Earlier this week Seacoast Online ran an article by Dave Choate titled “Rain, Early Heat Challenge Local Farmers.” And that’s just what this spring’s weather has been doing.

“Farming and producing food, it’s not just simply you stick something in the ground, it grows and then you harvest it,” [New Hampshire Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Merrill] said. “It’s a lot of complex knowledge and decisions and skills.”

To read the entire article, click here.  

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