Burlington, WI (WXOW) - Governor Scott Walker toured farms in southern Wisconsin Friday to assess crop damage from the ongoing drought.
Walker's first stop Friday was the Ehrhart farm in Burlington.
Farmer Jeff Ehrhart said his corn has suffered the most from the hot and dry conditions.
Ehrhart showed Walker yellowed corn that would not recover. The farmer said the entire crop has been affected, but he won't know how badly for a couple weeks.
Every drop of rain that fell Thursday missed them.
Walker also toured a farm in Dodgeville and Madison. His agriculture, insurance and natural resources secretaries accompanied him.
The tour came after the governor expanded a drought emergency declaration statewide on Wednesday. The U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday also upgraded the drought from severe to extreme across southern Wisconsin.
Jeff Ehrhart said it's too early to add up his losses, but too late to hold out hope.
Walker said he expects the number of counties declared disasters to grow.
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