Recent snow promising for local farmers - – Rockford’s News Leader

Recent snow promising for local farmers


After last year's drought, local farmers are hoping for the best this year. Thanks to a pretty wet February and early March, things are looking up.

The area saw almost a foot of snow on March 5 alone and over 25 inches fell last month. That precipitation, along with rain, has put the area at a surplus for the new year, which is promising to the region's farmers.

"We've got a heavy snow, the ground is going to thaw underneath that snow probably before it melts and as long as it melts in a nice slow fashion like it has the last day or two, it will do a lot more seeping in than it will running off," Dale Muck, vice president of the Winnebago/Boone County Farm Bureau Board, said.



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