Late Freeze Causes Damage for Ky. Crops
“This appointment will help provide strong direction to the Department of Agriculture and the state Board of Agriculture”
Western Kentucky farmer Scott Wilferd's wheat crop was shaping up as one of his best until a late freeze turned lush fields into a patchwork of damaged plants.
Now he's hoping to salvage a harvest from his 800 acres that had been thriving from a stretch of warm temperatures until the sudden turnaround sent temperatures plunging.
'At best, if we have good conditions from now on, we are seeing at least just half a crop,' the Graves County farmer said in a telephone interview Monday.
Farmers are still assessing damage from frigid temperatures earlier this month that harmed a cross section of Kentucky's agricultural sector _ from fruit orchards and vineyards to grain and hay fields. Read more
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Since: Apr 07
#1 Apr 20, 2007
Thank God our crops were still in the greenhouse during the freezing weather. We can be certain to expect to pay a much higher price on most fruits this summer and maybe longer.
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