As snow turns to rain and temperatures get warmer, one local farmer is concerned with the current weather.
Driedeger Farm owner Rhonda Driedeger says the rainfall can bring on many problems for livestock.
“When you start to get this rain, and you know it’s getting into their coats and they’re eating less and you’re getting more susceptibility for hoof diseases, that’s one issue.”
The rain can also cause floods and make it difficult to do field work.
However, she says this year is actually more ideal for farming because of the colder weather.
“As long as the ground temperature stay[s] below probably zero… the plants aren’t going to start budding, they’re not going to bud until now late-March or April, which is when we want them to.”
Driedeger says the past two years haven’t been so optimal, as they were earliest on record for warm temperatures.
With files from Caleb Harder