MARATHON COUNTY (WKOW) -- Many, if not most, Wisconsin farmers are in serious need of measurable rain for their crops.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state is in its 4th week of below average temperatures and there's been little rain.
One farmer in Marathon County says his corn crop has been hurt by the lack of heat and moisture.
"We had that good week of hot weather in July and all of a sudden the moisture stopped coming and it dried up and it got cold and things shut down and it's not looking really good right now," said farmer James Juedes.
The USDA says average soil moisture in Wisconsin is 59% short.
That's only a little bit better than where we were last year when we had the drought.
Soil moisture at that time was 62% short.
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