Duxbury Clipper

Less rain means more problems for farmers

Summer-long drought puts burden on water supply


This summer’s drought has had widespread effects on local farms and the crops and animals they raise.

“The pastures are down to nothing.” said Jeff Chandler, who owns Crooked Lane Farm on Lincoln Street. 

He and his wife Priscilla raise horses, beef cattle and hay, but because the animals haven’t been able to graze on grass in the pastures, Chandler has had to supplement their feed with more hay this year. 

And because hay is in short supply, it’s been more expensive to feed them.

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