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Why Snow Matters In Agriculture

Here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to a fruitful New Year. Instead of continuing to look back at the agricultural events of this past year, let’s examine the benefits of snow for agriculture. While it makes travel difficult and causes headaches for many, including farmers and ranchers, snow is a necessary evil with many benefits for agricultural production.
Terming a layer of snow on the ground a “blanket” is an apt description. Just as a blanket on a bed, it serves to conserve heat in the ground. For wheat farmers this helps protect ...

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