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Frozen cherries, floods, rice and crawfish top latest podcast

The Around Farm Progress podcast connects with editors Michigan and Ohio, and in the Delta down South

For many, it may be a surprise at the diversity of crops in Michigan. In this episode of Around Farm Progress we catch up with Jennifer Kiel, editor of Michigan Farmer and Ohio Farmer magazines. She talks about a late freeze that took a bite out of the sour cherry crop, as well as other crops, and she discusses the ongoing impact of flooding in the center of Michigan.

Down south we connect with Ron Smith, editor, Delta Farm Press who shares a planting update, but also offers some interesting ag facts for a crop many may not understand – rice. And there's a double-crop for some rice producers that may surprise some listeners. In Louisiana, rice growers also raise crayfish, or is that crawfish?

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