PREVIEW: Lincoln County farmers dealing with historic wet spring

Eye on KELOLAND

LENNOX, S.D. (KELO) — It’s been one of the wettest springs in history according to many farmers in KELOLAND. In the Lennox area, families are coming up with new strategies for what to do as they wait for the ground to firm up. KELOLAND’s Matt Holsen shows you what they’re dealing with as they wait to plant crops. 

Matt Holsen: In Lincoln County, farmers could use several days of sun and warm temperatures. Rain and spring flooding are keeping many farmers from their fields and they’re running out of time to start planting. 

“Yeah with the moisture we’ve had this spring, probably one of the worst,” farmer Dave Stratmeyer said.

“So after a certain point, we go past those dates we lose coverage and then you need to decide whether you’re just going to quit and that’s the end of the month,” Stratmeyer said. 

Coming up Monday on Eye On KELOLAND, we’ll share the stories of a few farmers and the struggles they’re facing. 

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