Hay bales

Hay bales sit in neat rows in a field near Wilson. Just as ranchers kick off what’s expected to be a banner haying season, residents are reporting worse allergy symptoms this year.

Residents are reporting worse allergy symptoms this year just as ranches kick off what’s expected to be a banner haying season.

Dr. David Petty, an Idaho Falls allergist, said his patients are describing this as “the worst season” they’ve ever had. As farmers start to clear their fields, the complaints only get worse, he said. Stirred up grass, dust and particles combine to create a “huge trigger that really bothers people.”

Contact Evan Robinson-Johnson at 732-5901 or ERJ@jhnewsandguide.com.

Evan Robinson-Johnson covers issues residents face on a daily basis, from smoky skies to housing insecurity. Originally from New England, he has settled in east Jackson and avoids crowds by rollerblading through the alleyways.

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