Wet Weather Hurts Farmers

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 3/18/2013 6:13 pm
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So far this year's been filled with wet weather.  We've seen rain, snow, and wintry mixes.  So much precipitation has fallen it's becoming hard for farmers to get any work done. 

Crops don't cover David Tucker's field; water does.

We've got water everywhere.  It's just every day we're just getting a lit bit further behind," said David Tucker, a Lexington farmer.

Tucker's barely been able to do any field work this year. 

"We have scattered fertilize one day since the first of the year, and normally we would have all of our lime down by now," said Tucker.

Tucker herds about 300 cattle.  A creek overflows on his property when it rains, and the current can be deadly for his calves.

"It makes it tough checking these cows that are calving as far as getting stuck.  There's a lot of health problems that can come with the calves with this kind of wet weather," said Tucker.

He's hoping for some dry sunny days ahead. 
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