Local farms feeling the effect of relentless rain

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BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The rainy weather has local farmers in a waiting game that could prevent summer produce from being planted on time.

At Reeves Farms in Baldwinsville, the greenhouses are full as farmers wait out the weather.

“Normally by now we have planted all of our cabbage but you will see there is a lot of it outside,” said Operations Manager Karin Reeves. The farm equipment can’t get into the fields because it is so wet and muddy. It will take several days straight of no rain to make them accessible.

“If (the rain) doesn’t stop here pretty quick, it is going to be really difficult for us to get our plants in and it is really going to mess up our timing,” Reeves said.

Thousands of plants are waiting outside on trucks and indoors. Reeves hopes to continue planting this week, but rain is once again in the forecast. “It is not quite as rainy as you might think but what is happening is it is raining every day,” she said.

“So normally we would get some rain and you’d get a couple of days where it would dry out and we could get out in the field and do some planting.”

So fair this planting season, that has not been the case.

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