There is no back-up plan for Olson Family Farms owner Rich Olson if he cannot get back out to his fields after a drenching rainstorm Wednesday. Door and Kewaunee counties have experienced near-record precipitation this year, leaving fields nearly unworkable. It comes at a critical time as farmers are trying to plant crops like winter wheat and combine corn so they can feed their animals during the year. Olson says all they can do is hope that the fields will dry out in time so they can get their work in before the first frost.
Olson says they will have to develop up a back-up plan just in case they cannot get back out in the fields in time, something he says they have always been able to do. Farmers will not get any help from Mother Nature as another one to three inches of rain is expected through the end of the week.