Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The changes in weather and rain following a snow-filled winter might lead you to think it is a less than ideal spring for agriculture. Wisconsin farmers say that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Warm days and cold nights helped melt the snow slowly, avoiding washout.
A few dry weeks gave farmers an early chance to plant feed crops.
The past weekend of consistent, gentle rain doused those crops without washing out any fields. It isn’t often that the weather gives farmers these perfect kinds of conditions, but it makes a huge difference.
Josh Schenk and Sarah Sacker said, “It always helps when you’re not playing the weather game, yeah, it always helps when you’re not trying to chase your tail, getting work done in short windows, where now we’ve had some big windows, it really does make the workload a lot easier, when you’re not trying to cram the workload into one or two weeks of springtime.”
Now, the next step is letting the fields dry out again before continuing to plant more crops.