Rain Thursday could mean improvements to drought conditions in NH
Rain Thursday could mean improvements to drought conditions in NH.
Last year’s drought took a toll on Benedikt Dairy and many other farms across the state.
“At some point in the fall, we just said, ‘What even happened to us?’” said Benedikt, who’s been operating his farm for six years.
“That’s not something we’re prepared for,” he said.
“Half the year, everything’s frozen and the only thing we’ve got going for us is plenty of water, so if you take that away, there’s really nothing left that we have as a competitive advantage,” he said.
Even if that improves, Benedikt will remain cautious, hopeful Mother Nature is kinder this year.
“Just a normal year would be nice,” he said.
“Don’t need anything amazing.
Just give me my 40 inches a year or whatever we have here and let me grow some grass.
That would be nice.” The state will put out a new drought map Thursday, which will indicate whether drought conditions have improved or not.