Better weather is welcome news to local farmers who have struggled through a cool, wet spring.
Most farmers are about 2 weeks behind schedule because many fields had been muddy or even underwater. But they are now making up for lost time, working long hours in the fields, trying to have the crops ready for consumers as close to normal as possible.
Kyle Ferrick of Antalek Farms in McKean said, "You try to squeeze in hours and get out into the fields and get what you can get done. It is a lot of running around, changing equipment, but in the end we end up getting it done. And yes, the days will be a little bit longer, but it will pay off in the end."
Many area farmers use greenhouses or start to grow some crops under plastic to cope with bad spring weather.