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Too much of a good thing: Area farmers cope with losses from wet summer


November 16, 2021
By Maddie Fabian, Daily Hampshire Gazette

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AMHERST | With record-breaking rainfall totals throughout the summer, local farmers are working hard to cope with losses of crops, time and sales.

The National Weather Service reported that total summer precipitation in the Amherst area was 18.38 inches in 2021, as opposed to the typical 12.7 inches. July was especially wet, with almost three times the normal amount of rain for that month, which is the second wettest on record for western Massachusetts. | READ MORE