Wet weather could significantly hamper Utah agriculture

Muddy fields have Utah farmers worried that crops may be delayed or damaged this year. Agriculture officials say farmers in the nation’s second driest state are about three weeks behind planting most food crops because of heavier than normal rains and snowfall with temperatures at night still dipping below 30 degrees in some areas. Fruit farmers are bracing for damaging frost. Both situations, along with soaring diesel costs, could mean higher prices for consumers this year.

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