Wet spring meant late start for area farmers
Unusually wet and cold weather this spring culminating in an unprecedented May snowstorm set area farmers back for the latest growing season.
“It was a late spring…real late,” Pierce County Soil Conservationist Jon Krauss said Thursday.
Every farmer he’s talked to mentions the nearly foot-and-a-half of snow this vicinity got on May 2, Krauss said. Thereafter, it didn’t dry out and, consequently, some crops never went in the ground.