Dry weather creating some challenges for farmers

Posted at 6:39 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 20:39:48-04

With the dry winter Colorado saw, and now the even drier summer- it’s creating some challenges for farmers in southern Colorado, but it’s not all bad news. 

‘Pueblo Chile’s just moving right along,’ said Shane Milberger of Milberger Farms in Pueblo, who grows a wide variety of crops from beans to corn. 

Although the lack of moisture we saw- could have a bigger impact on farmers as they work with the water they do have. 

‘We’re changing it more often and we’re staying on top of it in order to raise a crop, so it takes more time and effort,’ said Milberger. 

Southern Colorado staples such as chiles, sweet corn, and cantaloupe are doing alright, but Milberger adds that the challenges he’s seen will eventually come back to the consumer. 

‘I think they can expect a little bit higher prices, not a lot, ‘said Milberger.