Capital News Service

Capital News Service is a wire service at Michigan State University covering state government - issues and personalities.

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Snow delays spring corn planting, asparagus harvest

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By Nick Stanek

Farmers may be off to a late start this year after snowfall and low temperatures put them behind schedule. There is good news and bad news associated with the snow. The heavy snow insulated the ground, protecting micro-organisms that are good for corn. But the high water remaining in fields could strain the industry, said corn grower Scott Lonier, owner of Lonier Farms near Lansing. “We are at the mercy of Mother Nature right now,” he said. Continue Reading →

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