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Crops stressed by wet fields

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JEFFERSON COUNTY (WKOW) -- It hasn't been an easy season for farmers in Wisconsin.     

It started with a cold spring and now some fields are too wet.

It's a problem all over the state.

25%-50% of the crops are under some sort of water stress.

Jefferson County grain farmer Dennis Kieck says the weather delayed his planting by two weeks.

"It's been a struggle, a lot of sleepless nights. We get the rain we need the rest of the way, but we need the drying time in between. And hopefully yields will come up."

The goal for many farmers is to get the fields sprayed during the next two weeks, assuming their equipment won't get stuck in the soil.


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