Some local farmers aren't able to harvest hay right now because of wet weather

Published: Jun. 4, 2019 at 5:53 PM EDT
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Local farmers will be facing more challenges with more rain in the forecast.

We checked in with a Monroe County farmer who grows corns, beans and hay. Randy Hill's hay crop is in good shape, but it's too wet to get equipment in for the first cutting. We also have not had enough dry days in a row to cut and dry the hay.

Hay is a labor-intensive crop. Once it's cut, it has to dry out before it's baled. Hill says the drying process can take 5-7 days for the first cutting of the season.

Hill says he hopes to get in to his hay fields next week.