State Representative Speaks on Drought Effects and Heavy Fall Rain

State Representative Speaks on Drought Effects and Heavy Fall Rain

October 18, 2021 Farm News News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Polk County, MN – As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Although some may expect farmers in the area to appreciate the recent rainfall, it may be too little, too late. State Representative Deb Kiel spoke about how the severe drought Minnesota experienced this past summer could affect the soil quality and crops during this fall harvest. Sporadic rainfall can assist in giving much needed moisture to fields, but when trying to harvest certain crops from the field it could be more of a hinderance than a help.

Currently the state of the fall harvest varies from place-to-place. However, Kiel believes some crops may fair better than others, depending on the weather from now until the end of harvest.