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Rain halts planting for area farmers

Recent rain has caused some farmers to hold off on planting their crops.
Aplin Farms
Aplin Farms
Strawberries starting to grow
Strawberries starting to grow
With recent showers totaling five inches in some areas, farmers have been forced to delay planting.

"We need rain. For us an average weekly rain is great but as long as it’s not three or four inches to keep us out of the field for an extended period of time," said John Aplin with Aplin Farms

By our standards, this may not be a lot of rain. But it is enough to slightly delay the planting of some crops.

“Of course, we are a little bit late getting started planting because we waited last week, because we had that cold front that came through,” said Aplin. “We had some frost last Friday, so we waited and then it rained a few days later and it has kept us out of the fields. So, we're running a little bit late on planting tomatoes, peppers and stuff like that.”

Aplin Farms have already planted their cabbage, strawberries, onions and lettuce.

They're hoping to get some more plants in the ground by the end of the week.

You can buy Aplin’s produce at the local farmers markets.
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