"The soil is still very cold and incredibly wet," said Elysia Rogers, agriculture and natural resource educator at the Purdue Extension in
"The ground never really got as cold as it should actually. Snow is a good insulator so it didn’t freeze under the snow," said Carnahan.
"There’s an increased chance of slugs this year,” said
Carnahan says during winter his cattle required more feed to produce milk.
“I’m more concerned maybe more bugs that didn’t get frozen through frost.”
Bugs could destroy the crops used to feed his cattle. That combined with late planting, is a recipe for a rough season.
"Its just new challenges you know you think you're ready to do something one year then the next year it throws you a whole different curb.”