Local farmer affected by drought conditions, plans ahead for future
Local farmer affected by drought conditions, plans ahead for future.
A local farmer Daren Niemeyer tells NTV, at the beginning of the year was definitely a dry season.
"Last year and now the year before that we had a little closer to average rain, but for the last quite a few years you know it’s been more dry years than wet years.” Niemeyer said you never know what mother nature will bring, so it’s always good to have a strategy.
"A plan ahead, I mean some of the crops would grow some of the practices that we use kind of fight against drought,” Niemeyer said.
This past winter he says he had a lot of issues with planting.
The cold temperatures you know actually kill a plant,” Niemeyer said.
"Right now we’re an abnormally dry.
Berg said recent spring showers could bring farmers the moisture they’ve been wanting.
"We started getting the systems that would come through more routinely and that’s what we have had the last couple of weeks is precipitation off and on,” Berg said.
Niemeyer hopes to see more rain the future.