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Snow and rain helping subsoil but drought lingers, planting postponed

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

The weekend’s nine inches to a foot of snow in Pike County hasn’t reversed the drought but deeper soil moisture is occurring.

Now if the county’s corn and soybean farmers can just get in the fields to  plant, things could go better for 2013, according to Pike County Farm Service Bureau  Director Roger Colbert.

“We haven’t recharged yet but our subsoil is better,” Colbert said. The snow melt seeps in but recent rains have made the creeks run and “it didn’t all soak in,” Colbert said.

See the rest of the story in this week’s Bowling Green Times.