Very Wet Winter Causes Trouble for Some Local Farmers
SACRAMENTO -- The wet winter has made it difficult for many valley farmers to harvest all their crops. Flooded fields have cause many fruits, nuts and vegetables to rot under water, while mud has made it difficult to reach those crops that have survived. "The rain affected the oranges quite a bit, they got kind of soft... And then the rain and the wind knocked out a lot of the flowers on some of the stone fruits, the apricots and the peaches," said Norman Choy, whose in-laws run Bouris Farm in Orangevale, and he said they had to discard about half their orange crop. "They're not happy about it, but they're not going to not eat lunch tomorrow."