Long-time farmer Blaine Mains has seen a lot of harvests, but he feels the fall of 2019 might be one of the most challenging of all.
Late summer and early fall have seen temperature hikes and drops, but mostly a lot of precipitation. This has meant producers have been stalled getting the various crops off. Originally, October was to be a little better, and the first days of the past week were especially beguiling. But the rains came back on Wednesday, with snow coming that night and into the Thanksgiving weekend, with as much as 50 centimeters (20 inches). Producers took advantage of the good days, but continue to be left hanging for the future.