Chances of good snowpack ‘dwindling quickly’

LOGAN – How agriculture will end up faring from the current weather season has not yet been determined. Utah State University Extension Agricultural Agent Clark Israelsen said those who depend on snow for their irrigation water will probably need to worry because the hopes for a good snowpack have been dwindling quickly.

“We will soon be in the fields if the weather holds as it is right now,” he said. “Growers will be in the fields planting spring barley and spring wheats and other crops won’t be far behind that. So we’ll get an early start on the crops, which will help us so we won’t need to have quite so much irrigation water late in the season.”

Israelsen said there is a bright spot. One year ago there was difficulty with baby calves being born because it was so wet and muddy and cold. This year he said baby calves are being born and they are running, bucking and enjoying the sunshine. Israelsen said he is optimistic things will turn out all right.

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