Southern Idaho And Eastern Oregon Farmers Recoup After Late Start To Planting

Jun 9, 2017

Lots of winter snow followed by abnormally wet spring weather delayed spring field work in the Treasure and Magic Valleys. But the Capital Press reports farm work is back on schedule now that weather has returned to normal and temperatures are on the rise.

Paul Skeen of the Malhuer County Onion Growers says he planted most of his crop two to three weeks later than usual. 

But recent warm days are causing crops like sugar beets and corn to come on strong. And farmers are counting on continued warm weather to bring crops back to normal.

However the late start probably means a repeat of last year’s record yields for many crops is not going to happen.  

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