Farmers struggle with wet fields

Agriculture

The floods last month and recent rainfall are making it hard for farmers to get out into their fields.

That includes Cherry Rock Farms in Brandon.

Owners say the cold, wet spring has set them behind by a couple of weeks.

However, it dried out enough this week to allow crews to plant onions and potatoes.

“We just pull the seedlings out of the trays here and put them in this carousel, it goes around the circle, drops down a chute and the chute kind of puts it into the furrow and the wheels down there kind of cover up the furrow and the plants,” Marco Patzer Owner of Cherry Rock Farms said.

Patzer says while they are behind now, once they get warmer weather, they should be able to catch up.

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