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Wet spring meant late start for area farmers

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Unusually wet and cold weather this spring culminating in an unprecedented May snowstorm set area farmers back for the latest growing season.


“It was a late spring…real late,” Pierce County Soil Conservationist Jon Krauss said Thursday.

Every farmer he’s talked to mentions the nearly foot-and-a-half of snow this vicinity got on May 2, Krauss said. Thereafter, it didn’t dry out and, consequently, some crops never went in the ground.

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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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