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Wet and warm weather pushes growing season in Pierce County

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If crops' growth could be told by looking at a grandfather clock, recent extreme weather means the pendulum would have really swung this season.


Thursday, Soil Conservationist Jon Krauss of the Pierce County Land Conservation Department described the summer just ending as wetter than normal, and warmer and more humid than normal. Consequently, crop development is ahead of usual at this time of year by a couple of weeks, Krauss estimated.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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