September 13, 2023
In the “Agritourism stakeholders” story Aug. 30, it was Mikala Staples Hughes of Hughes Family Farm who said, “Farmers lose operational hours to individual requests by neighbors to not spray when they are home, or they choose to skip an area of a field when digging spuds because the dust could ruin the neighbor’s barbeque,” she said. “Or maybe they have to skip a pole with a big gun when they’re irrigating because vendors are setting up chairs at the neighboring wedding venue. These challenges are paired with the already complicated nature of farming as we are at the mercy of wind, rain and crop maturity.”
The editor regrets the error of not correctly attributing the quote.