Stories tagged with: Crops

May 7, 2011 - 5:24pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

The recent rainfall is keeping many local farmers from planting their seasonal crops.

Schroeder Farms Owner Rich Schroeder said it's been especially tough since many of his vegetables need to be planted around this time.

"If we get a couple good dry days maybe we can hit it and get some in but it's going to delay the season," he siad. "It will be later in the year before there's any abundance of locally grown fresh produce."

The ground has been too wet...

April 27, 2011 - 5:40pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

The recent rainfall is preventing local farmers from planting their summer crops.

Mark Mechling with the Muskingum County OSU Extension Office said usually 15% of the corn crops are planted around this time, but right now they're only at about 1%. Vegetables, hay, and meadow seedings have also been delayed.

"We're confident once the weather does break that farmers will be able to get a lot of planting done in a relatively short amount of time, it's still going to take...

April 26, 2011 - 11:32am
5 years 18 weeks ago

Seven inches of rain in Muskingum County has farmers facing soggy fields.

In Muskingum and Morgan Counties over 12-hundred acres of oats went all but unplanted due to wet weather. The Farm Service Agency's Bill Huston said that farmers have 15 days from Tuesday to make a claim in order to receive help from federal programs. While Huston said it's not time to panic the concern turns to getting corn in the ground.

"The good thing about agriculture anymore is that our equipment...

October 5, 2010 - 7:44pm
5 years 47 weeks ago

The US Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency is declaring several counties in Southeastern Ohio as natural disaster areas for 2010.

It means that disaster weather events, such as the late frost in May, the flooding in late May-early June-and summer's heat and drought have greatly affected farmers. It also means at least one crop yielded a 30% loss.

This declaration will allow farmers to get a necessary emergency loan.

"They can pay off their line of credit....

July 27, 2010 - 1:33pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

The continuous rounds of 90-degree temperatures are taking a toll on local farmers.

It's slowing done the production on some crops.

"Some of the crops will come together that we have spaced . It will make all the crops come together at one time. It'll kill off some of the crops. Some of the zucchini and squash can't take that heat and the cucumbers sometimes die off, " says Karen Schroeder of Schroeder's Vegetable Farm.

One crops that has been thriving in the heat...

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