Mountain Snow Bad News for Drivers; Good News for Farmers
YAKIMA, Wash - Recent significant snowfall in the mountains has been bad news for drivers, but farmers in our area are grateful.
Staff at Superfresh Growers in Yakima say they would be scrambling at this time of year to find different sources for water if the snowpack in the mountains was below average. The process can be very costly.
Winter isn't over yet, but with the snowpack well above average it gives reassurance to staff at farms and orchards.
"That is really great news, it takes one more worry off our shoulders, we've got too many other things to be concerned with and this is one less to worry about," says Loren Queen of Superfresh Growers.
We know farmers won't be spending more money to harvest their fruit. Could it translate into how much a consumer pays for it? Queen says the price won't drop, but wouldn't go up like it would if we were experiencing a drought.