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Snow storms delay crop planting, but farmers aren't complaining

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The two spring storms that visited the area last week delayed the planting of sugar beets and other crops, but farmers say "that's quite alright."
 
The moisture was welcomed with open arms and open fields in the panhandle.

Sugar beets should already be in the ground around this time, but farmers desperate for moisture say they don't mind the setback if it means their crops and soil will have enough water.

Mitchell crop farmer Kendall Busch says he tried working his ground in the first part of the month, but it was just too dry to do anything with.
 
"Normally I'd plant the first week of April and normally I have beets up by now. So its probably a good thing I didn't get an early start and held out for the moisture."
 
Busch says he enjoyed staying in the past two weeks but plans on getting back out in the field this weekend.

 

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