Nasty weather takes a toll on local foods

Move over, embattled dairy farmers of New York State: It's going to be a tough year for onion and fruit growers, too. The Times Herald-Record reports:

Black Dirt onion farmer Chris Pawelski of Goshen, for example, said strong winds at the end of April and again last weekend uprooted many of his onion crop's tiny sprouts. In one of his fields, winds up to 46 mph whipped away the topsoil, leaving roots exposed. For those crops, there's no chance of survival.

Pawelski's dilemma is he can't replant until he knows how bad the damage is, and the longer he waits, the harder it will be to replant.