Lack of snow adds to farmer's fears

The lack of snow has farmers in Door and Kewaunee counties worried about what their fields may look like when they start their work in the spring. Warm temperatures and rain washed away much of the snow on the ground in recent days. The snowfall this year has so far been less than half of the average for Kewaunee (45.4 inches) and Sturgeon Bay (50.7 inches). Since snow helps protect the soil and winter crops from freezing temperatures, Ag Advisory Board Member Rich Olson from Olson Family Farms in Sturgeon Bay says the bare fields are concerning.

Olson says the lack of snow cover just adds to many farmers’ concerns about the upcoming year with milk prices continuing to be lower than the price of production. 

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