The cold, damp weather so far this spring is causing problems for North Carolina farmers trying to get crops into the ground. Farmers say they can deal with the rain because of the most recent drought, but the cold is a problem.
Roy Thagard is a Field Crop Agent at the Greene County Cooperative Extension Office. He says farmers haven’t been able to get the soil weeded and prepared for planting corn and tobacco. Thagard says the soil needs to be 55 to 60 degrees for plants to germinate or sprout.