Times-News: Above average rainfalls create challenges for farmers

From the Times-News

By Nathaniel Axtell

Farmers depend on ample rain for their livelihoods, but county sod, corn and apple farmers say Mother Nature has provided too much of a good thing this spring.

More than 29 inches of rain has fallen at Asheville Regional Airport so far this year, almost 11 inches more than normal, according to the National Weather Service. About 7.7 inches has already fallen in May, said NWS Meteorologist Lauren Visin, “which is way above average.”


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