Cold Weather Affecting CA Farmers
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KCBS) _ The cool summer weather in the Bay Area may be a relief to some, but it has many farmers up and down the state feeling a bit nervous.
Normally by this time of year, Santa Clara County residents have seen a few days in triple digits temperature-wise.
According to Dave Kranz with the California Farm Bureau Federation, the cool weather has put crops ten days to two weeks behind schedule.
That means it takes longer for fruits and vegetables to ripen and could leave many crops unpicked into September and October.
Despite all of this, Kranz said it is still possible that this will be a successful season.
“It just depends on whether or not the rains hold off long enough into the late summer or into early autumn to allow the crops to be harvested successfully without getting damaged by rain,” he said.
Some farmers in Morgan Hill are calling this the strangest summer weather they have ever seen.