Heavy rain impacts Chippewa Valley farmers

Chippewa Valley (WQOW) – For some farmers, recent rain was a miracle that slowed a summer drought.

Some farmers were experiencing hay and alfalfa heat stress.

A dose of water was the solution, but Mark Hagedorn of Eau Claire County UW-Extension said the heavy rain may be one farmer’s treasure, but another one’s nightmare.

Heavy rain can make it difficult for harvesting. Hagedorn said this is especially true for corn silage.

It’s difficult to get farming equipment out in muddy and flooded fields. Rain can also impact roads and bridges, creating a challenge for transporting already harvested crops.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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