Wet Spring Impacts Farmers

Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/14, 2011 at 01:39 PM

Farm. Photo Courtesy morgueFile.

This year’s wet spring not only dampened your home gardening plans, it put farmers way behind schedule, too. Find out how this may impact yields and food prices in an audio interview with James Dunn, Penn State professor of agricultural economics.

Hear the interview conducted by WPSU’s Patty Satalia.

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{name} Author: Emily Wiley

Bio: WPSU Multimedia Producer | Wife and Mother | Lover of Food and Photography | One-Half of The Culinary Couple

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08/14 at 12:58 AM

All farms and gardens need water, but it would be good if it rained regularly throughout the year and at night! But alas nature has its own cycles and variables to operate by. OK for cropping farmers to get too much rain at the wrong time. In the home garden we can reduce the impact of rain a little if we keep the soil cultivated so it can sink in rather than “run off”. But if we get a LOT of rain it is basically stay inside and be patient!

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