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It’s just as wet farther west in Appomattox County, and farmers there are worried about ripple effects into next fall.
“So many people couldn’t get their small grains in last fall, so now they’re worried about having grain for their feed or forage crop for this season,” explained Darrell Roach, an Appomattox County cattle and grain producer. “They’re going to be short on feed for this coming fall. And there’s a lot of folks with hay stored in staging areas, but it’s so wet they can’t get it out to feed the cattle.
“We aren’t delayed on summer crops yet. We’re about three weeks from planting, and I’m hoping we’ll get dry enough to start on time,” Roach added. “Still, all the feeding areas for cattle are all mucked up. Folks are upset about that. They haven’t been able to clean them up. It’s a big mess for sure.”
Media: Contact Harper at 804-290-1105 or Norm Hyde, VFBF communications, at 804-290-1146.
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