Cold Weather Affecting Crops

by Mackenzie Stasko on February 10, 2014 at 6:33 am

With the cold weather we’ve been experiencing, Ohio farmer’s are having a rough start to the new year. OSU Extension Educator Mark Mechling, says because of the sub-zero temperatures across the state, there are some farmer’s who could see damaged crops come springtime.

"Those fruit crops that we would be most concerned about would be peaches, our wine grapes, perhaps blueberries and certainly blackberries," Mechling explained.

Mechling said he doesn’t expect to see a complete loss to those crops, but says it could still potentially mean higher prices for consumers.

"If we have a less supply, typically the greater demand, we may see a little uptick in terms of prices, if supply is limited."

Mechling said the extent of damage won’t be known until after winter.