Too much rain results in smaller yields for Quebec farmers
By Montreal Gazette
While driving through the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield region in southern Quebec in mid-June, John McCart, president of the Quebec Farmers’ Association, noticed farms in the area were sitting empty, void of the crops that should have been planted the month before.
“We missed a lot of sun in May and June,” explained McCart. That lack of sun, combined with colder temperatures, increased humidity and spurts of hail in some regions of the province have hindered farmers’ ability to grow or maintain their crops, he said. For example, the cold weather has meant smaller ears of corn for consumers. | READ MORE