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Summer weather still impacting farmers as fall harvest begins
US farmers face extreme weather during fall harvest
U.S. farmers face extreme weather as fall harvest begins
It was a summer of significant crop loss for U.S. farmers as drought and severe rain events tore through the country. As the fall harvest season begins, some farmers are still recovering.
In Northeast Ohio, harvest season will start late on Jason Schriver’s 300 acres of farmland. The summer brought continuous rain that flooded Schriver’s fields and forced him to delay planting or replant fields entirely.
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"It’s stressful, it is, it’s stressful. What am I going to do tomorrow? You’d rather be out planting but instead, you’re looking out the window watching it rain," Schriver said. "
The third generation farmer grows sunflower, soybeans, corn, wheat and sorghum among other crops. Schriver told Fox News he went organic years ago, which severely impacted his ability to farm in the rain.