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Thu June 13, 2013

Wet Weather Causes Headaches For Local Farmers

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The wet weather we've had so far this month is causing headaches for some farmers and other growers.  That according to Bob King, who heads up the Agriculture and Life Sciences Institute at MCC.

He says the saturated soil could cause problems for people who grow early varieties of strawberries.

King does note that there is still a lot of growing weather to come, so things could  improve  as the summer progresses. On Thursday, more than an inch of rain fell in many parts of the Rochester area with some flooding reported around the region.

King says the soggy ground also could cause problems for farmers getting ready to harvest winter wheat. In general, King says there may be a later fall harvest for many local vegetables this year because of the wet weather.