Weather challenges hinder 2019 harvest

A wet spring and early November snow have caused significant challenges for Michigan’s farmers. 

The weather challenges that delayed planting this past spring continue to haunt producers this fall as heavy rains throughout September and October, and now early snowfall in November, interfere with harvest activity, according to Michigan Farm Bureau field crops specialist Theresa Sisung.

“Most Michigan farmers were anticipating a late harvest due to the late planting of many major field crops, but the end of the 2019 crop year is proving to be just as difficult as the start of planting,” she said. “Yields had already been negatively impacted due to late-planting – but the harvest delays this fall are just adding insult to injury at this point.”

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