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Businesses benefiting from rain


LA CROSSE COUNTY, Wisconsin (WXOW) Although the thunderstorms may be a nuisance for some, others are benefiting from the rain.

From lawn mowing companies, to green houses, and farmers the wet weather, in some cases, is a welcomed sight.

These days Jay McMichael's lawn mower is getting a workout.

The rain which is turning things green, is also putting green into the pocket of the owner/ operator of McMichael Landscaping.

 McMichael says, "I don't mind it, obviously it is good for business, so I don't mind it."

Right now, he would usually be mowing grass about once every other week, but with the recent rains, he is mowing every week.

Although it's not raining cash, the rain is also bringing in business at Rockwood Gardens in Onalaska.

The rain is also making plants easier to tend to.

Not everything is so rosy about the rain.

La Crosse County Ag Agent Steve Huntzicker says the wet weather can prevent farmers from working in their fields and harvesting crops.

But, on the bright side he says the rain has helped plants to develop and grow. 

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