It’s been a difficult year for many Pennsylvania farmers because of too much rain.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau spokesman Mark O’Neill says the sogginess made it difficult for many farmers to even get their crops in the ground, but conditions have since improved.
“At the beginning of this year we did have a lot of rain, and there were a lot of concerns,” O’Neill said. “There could be some yield issues but overall, I think we’re in a normal weather system now. We’ve had a good mix of rain and sun.”
O’Neill says overall, he believes this year will be better than 2018.
“If you drive around, you’ve seen some corn fields that look healthy,” he said. “A lot of our fruit producers are happy that we’re getting the sunshine that is adding flavor to their peaches and apples.”
The farm bureau encourages Pennsylvania residents to visit their local farm stand of farmers market.