This year has been better to get the crops in

Photo by Tom Rivers: A corn field behind the Albion school district on Clarendon Road is off to a good start this growing season. It is shown last evening near the school’s Land Lab.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 June 2020 at 1:23 pm

This spring has offered much better weather conditions for farmers to get their crops planted, compared to 2019, when frequent rain and waterlogged fields resulted in 23,170 acres of corn and soybeans not being planted in Orleans County.

Farmers in Orleans County typically plant about 125,000 acres of those crops each year.

There were about 90,000 acres that went unplanted in Orleans, Genesee, Niagara and Monroe counties last year.

The weather the next few days includes partly sunny and a high near 76 today, followed by sunny and high near 84 on Thursday, and a chance of showers on Friday with a high near 84. Saturday is forecast to be partly sunny with a high near 76.

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