Local farmers dealing with above average rain

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LOWELL, Oh. (WTAP) - Above average rainfall has caused issues for farmers across the country as well as in the Mid-Ohio Valley; our Meteorologist Cory Smith explains what local farms are dealing with.
Areas in the Midwest have seen rainfall much above average this year and this has led to big problems for Farmers.
Ohio Governor Mike Dewine seeked a disaster declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week as some farmers have not been able to tend to or even plant their crops this year due to the increased rainfall.
Here, in the Mid-Ohio Valley rainfall is actually less than this time last year which has allowed farmers to plant their crops earlier on in the season.
“So we got our crops in, not all of them. We still have yet to plant any pumpkins and it is starting to get delayed now but we’ve got most of our planting done.”
This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been issues with other crops. Tom says that tomatoes and berries are vulnerable to problems due to the higher than average moisture.
“We are just going to keep pushing forward, the EPA is working with us really well, we have ADR on our side, they have been a godsend as far as pushing us in the right direction as to what we should do and how we should treat this issue.”
When comparing the weather that we have seen to other situations, Tom says there’s an old saying he was taught:
“My grandfather would always repeat the same line growing up that droughts scare you to death but whenever you get too much rain it starves you to death.”
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