Rainy Year Affects Local Farmers
Local farmers say a wet spring and summer put this year's harvest behind schedule. Now, they're hurrying to catch up.
Maggie Curtis and her husband Chris own a farm outside of Corry. She says they had some fields too wet to plant, and they planted some crops far later than they typically do. That late planting season makes for a late growing season, and now, the Curtis family is racing the clock. They need to get their crops off the fields and stored away for winter.
Despite the late-season push, Curtis says she's far more optimistic than she was this spring.
"You're just thinking to yourself, am I gonna have to sell my cows because I can't put up any feed," Curtis said.
But she says this year's crop looks promising, despite the difficult start. Most of her family's corn looks good, and the alfalfa they grow for hay is excellent.
Her family just needs to harvest the crops in time.