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Snowfall ends state's corn harvest
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

MADISON - Corn yields were up this year, so there won't be a shortage -- but the heavy snowfall in Wisconsin has ended the state's harvest.

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That's where Wisconsin farmers are with an estimated 25 percent of their crop still in the field. Normally at this time of the year about five percent of the corn crop hasn't been harvested yet. A cool growing season and a wet October delayed things.

The University of Wisconsin extension office says anything left behind will have to wait until spring -- but, if the snow settles and warmer temperatures return, farmers might find that they can save more of the crop.

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