Wheat Farmers Say ‘Stripe Rust’ Threatening to Ruin Crops
Thanks to our long winter not only was the school year extended but now the wheat crops are suffering from a disease called stripe rust.
Stripe rust affects crops when they're exposed to cool climates for extended periods of time. The fungus forms underneath the snow and is insulated from the cold. Cold, dry winters kill the fungus.
Farmers are spraying to fight the fungal infection but the fungicide is expensive and is cutting out a huge portion from future profits. But not treating is not an option.