N.H. Farmers In 8 Counties Eligible For Emergency Loans For Extreme Cold, Temperature Fluctuations
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The US Department of Agriculture has designated eight New Hampshire Counties as primary natural disaster areas.
Last winter temperatures dropped, then warmed up. Snow melted, and rain would freeze into sheets of ice.
“That would create poor conditions for a lot of crops,” said Carl Majewski, a field specialist at the Cheshire County UNH extension office. He says farmers he talked with were seeing the effects: fields weren’t greening up where they should have been.