It’s the 17th of May, the river banks are flooded, neighbours who live on top of clay hills are experiencing water in their basement and fields are so saturated that you cannot even walk across them, let alone work them up or plant the seeds for this year’s crop. Some western farmers cannot go on their fields to combine last year’s crop. Most years, farmers have half their crop in the ground by mid-May instead of still looking out the window at another rainy day.
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