Indiana Farm Bureau on preparing for the arctic blast
As we gear up for the weekend, we want you to be aware of an arctic blast that is coming and will impact a large portion of the country.
By early next week, most of us will see below freezing temperatures putting some farming operations in a bind. Many of you already have a lot of snow. We are getting some great images of blizzard-like conditions in Illinois, where wind gusts of 35 mph are possible.
Portions of Nebraska could get another five inches, but the real danger is the bitter cold. The upper Midwest and northern plains could have wind chills of -40. That has never happened this late in the season, and conditions will be harsh for livestock.
Indiana Farm Bureau’s Matthew Tobias speaks with RFD-TV’s own Janet Adkison on what he is expecting heading into the weekend, how he is preparing his farm, and the risks for livestock.
“Right now, one of my biggest concerns is frostbite... these even colder temperatures concern me quite a bit. We’re preparing our cattle by trying to bed them down in barns, add some insulation to the water, increase our hay, and supplement,” Tobias states.
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