Record-breaking Wet Spring Leaves Farmers In The Lurch

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Vermont’s record-breaking wet spring has left farmers in the lurch, delaying the planting of vegetables and feed crops for cows, making an already short season even shorter.

After a rainy April and May following a near-record snowfall, farm fields across the state are too soft and wet to cultivate. The wetness also could spell problems for certain crops.

Typically, dairy farms would be planting corn right now but the fields are too soft for the machinery. A growing concern is that corn planting might now coincide with the first cut of hay.


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