Posted on June 17, 2011 at 9:06 AM
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho—Officials in Kootenai and Benewah counties declared agricultural disasters this week.
The extra moisture in the air from recent weather has kept some farmers from planting their crops.
The Idaho Farm Service estimates almost 100,000 acres in the state are unplantable. One farmer said he couldn’t plant almost 750 acres of wheat this spring, but he is making the best of it.
“I chose this profession and I have no complaints or no regrets. So until mother nature proves me wrong, I am going to stay optimistic and hope for a good harvest,” said farmer Jeff Tee
The agricultural disaster declaration claim goes to the governor, then to the Secretary of Agriculture to be approved.
If approved, famers could get federal assistance by next year.
As Aaron was parsing the news this morning, he found the above news article. I though I would share it with you all here. We have had such a wet long spring!