Beware: Workers Ahead

Rather: work is ahead. February is all but past and soon farmers will be coming out of the proverbial woodwork—burning ditches, fertilizing, and spraying, as necessary. But will there be water? The heaviest snowfall month is ahead but the mountains are looking bare from below. Sitting on water rights is of no use if there is no water, especially if the right is a junior one. That would be any right dated 1870 or later. One can but hope that we get some relief but if not, for those of us in the market, expect the cost of hay to soar, and the quality to diminish. It is out of our hands.