Some Ottawa farmers still can't plant crops in soaked fields - Ottawa - CBC News

By Waubgeshig Rice, CBC News Ottawa, July 3, 2017

Some Ottawa-area farmers are getting fed up with rain that just doesn't seem to let up this growing season.

After another deluge on the Canada Day weekend, massive puddles remain on fields at Bit-Ta-Luk Farms in Carp where corn and soy should be growing.

"It's been a challenge since day one," said farmer Andrew Ross, surveying his soaked surroundings on the outskirts of Ottawa. "This field here has a giant lake in the middle, so everything that's there will die, and the other soy beans in the field are behind as well due to lack of sun and excess moisture."

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