- Source: Cdapress
Way-above-average rainfall in June is going to cost farmers in the Kootenai River valley – located between Bonners Ferry and the U.S.-Canadian border – millions of dollars in lost crops, farmers said Friday.
“There are some farmers who have taken a hell of a hit,” said Bob Olson, who farms 3,000 acres in the valley, including winter wheat, canola, chickpeas, blue grass and barley. Flooding and seepage has cost him approximately 50 acres of lost crops.
He said there’s more to the story than high precipitation.
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