Soil erosion, nutrient runoff and poor crop yields. Just some of the problems being faced by Cayuga County farmers due to the rain and flooding this spring and early summer.
Ray Lockwood and Jim Young from the Cayuga County Farm Bureau said on Monday’s Finger Lakes Morning News the damage to many farms could be permanent.
Young added the ecological impact is being felt, especially in southern Cayuga County.
Wheat and hay farmers are not able to get their crops out of the fields at the optimal harvest time. Much of the hay will be used as mulch hay, resulting in a substantial financial loss.