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North country corn harvest varying due to heavy spring rain; hay having good year

August 25, 2022  By Andy Gardner, Waterdown Daily Times

Heavy spring rains may end up having a negative effect on this year’s corn harvest in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, while the conditions throughout the north country have been generally better for hay growing, according to county farm bureau presidents. Hay and corn are needed for feeding livestock and are two of the biggest harvests in the area.

“There was a significant amount of rain that came in May. It was so much rain that it didn’t allow crops to be planted at the normal planting time,” St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau President Dan L. Huntley said. “Ideally, the second or third week in May is when corn gets planted. If it’s planted then, you’re going to get outstanding corn crops, because you have June, July, August if everything’s normal.” | READ MORE


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