Early winter weather puts pressure on Northern Plains harvest

Early winter weather puts pressure on Northern Plains harvest

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Winter arrived early in the northern plains, crippling livestock and crop operations. Although the system has passed, farmers expect major delays.

Farmers who planted late after a rainy spring face an early freeze. Although minimal livestock deaths have been reported, producers are struggling to keep their animals healthy. As temperatures warm up, snowmelt will add more moisture to already saturated fields.

Extreme weather conditions plus low prices keeps financial pressure on farmers. Farmers are returning to the fields to try and harvest what they can before another cold snap returns next week.

Report by Jeff Womack

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