An extension specialist says the winter snowpack could be good news for cattle producers in drought-stricken areas of the Corn Belt.
Ben Beckman with the University of Nebraska says some areas have received almost 40 inches to help provide moisture to hay fields and pastures. “This isn’t a miracle cure necessarily. Hopefully it’s a sign of precipitation to come. We’ll still need moisture in the spring to bring things along. If we really pushed pastures and hayfields really hard the past couple of years, it’s going to take time for things to recover.”
He tells Brownfield it will help prevent winter kill in alfalfa fields.