Standing corn can be used as a snow fence

Standing corn can be used as a snow fence

Ames, Iowa — With the summer-like weather we are experiencing, it’s sometimes tough to remember that winter weather is on the way — possibly in 7 or 8 weeks. But now’s the time to plan for winter weather, and the Iowa Department of Transportation is doing just that.

They are asking farmers who live along state highways to leave some corn standing as a snow fence. Former northwest Iowan Craig Bargfrede, who is now the Winter Operations Administrator for the Iowa DOT in Ames tells us about the program.

Read and listen to the article on the KIWA Radio website.

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