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Crop Concerns

Many farmers in the mountains hope the heaving rain is over for the season. 

It has pushed back their planting season by weeks, and that is causing big problems down the line.

Yesterday alone, residents in Sycamore Valley in the Leicester Community, received 2.5 inches.

Farmer Steve Snelson says he typically has all his crops planted by the first of May,  but this first week of June he's still waiting for drier conditions to finish planting corn and other vegetables.

This will cause problems down the line, making immature plants susceptible to the summer heat.

It can also put then in danger of frost damage next fall, but worst of all, it hurts the farmer's business.

The rain is also hurts the hay harvest. It's getting overly ripe, lowering the nutritional value for animals.

By Ingrid Allsteadt
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