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03/10/14 — Farmers: Cold, rain need to go away soon

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Farmers: Cold, rain need to go away soon

By Steve Herring
Published in News on March 10, 2014 1:46 PM

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Farmer Paul Daw, right, talks about his tobacco plant seedlings with Tyler Whaley, Wayne County Cooperative Extension Service field crop agent. Cold, wet weather is keeping farmers out of their fields and has put them behind schedule in tending to their wheat crops and preparing the land for tobacco transplanting.

Tractors and equipment that should be out in the field are instead sitting idle or are in farm shops for repair and maintenance as farmers wait for milder and drier weather. The bitter cold and its mix of rain, snow,...

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