Ambivalence About Interrupted Harvest?

Ambivalence is the uncertainty or frustration created when someone wants to do or say two conflicting things.

Non-agriculturalists might be wondering if farmers are ambivalent about this week’s snow and rain. On one hand, the moisture is needed because of drought. One the other, the moisture stops harvest temporarily.

The answer is simple, based on what I’ve heard from dozens of farmers and ag officials in the past few weeks. They’ll take the moisture, hands down.

Remember, harvest started unusually early this year. Farmers already have harvested far more of their crops this normal and there’s plenty of time to get the rest. Sure, they’d like to finish quickly . But the moisture is much more desirable.