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By Sigrid Olson

Mixed harvests for local crops


August 2, 2018

Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

For the past several weeks, farmers and ranchers throughout Potomac have been putting up hay.

POTOMAC – Low spring temperatures combined with above average moisture had both positive and negative impacts on local crop growth.

Missoula County crops were slow to start growing from lack of sunshine and it's warmth for germination and growth. However, area livestock producers saw native grasses flourish in summer pastures with the June moisture which is good for grazing.

In June, Potomac received more than four inches of rainfall. The moisture was above normal according to unofficial data from the National Weather Service two inches for June.

The low temperatures were lower than norma...

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