Peace Region farmers have been doing their best in the face of adversity this spring.
Wet conditions have caused problems for many.
County of Grande Prairie Councillor Corey Beck says it’s been difficult, only 60-70 per cent of seeding has been completed by most. This is on top of the trouble farmers had getting crop off last fall. However, our area is better off than other parts of Alberta.
“There’s some municipalities in the Peace Country, Fairview and Grimshaw, they had very little crop taken off. You go down into the Two Hills/St. Paul area, they had 90 per cent of their crop out and it doesn’t look like they’re going to get a lot seeded this year. They’re struggling to get their crop off, because things are still pretty wet.”
“The County of Grande Prairie has been fairly fortunate, but there are those localized areas that have had more of a struggle,” Beck added.
That said, Beck believes farmers are resilient and will prevail at the end of the day.
“Talking to some of the old-timers, we haven’t seen moisture like this since the 60’s. Well, that’s my lifetime and more.”