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Wet weather making muddy mess for farmers


CAMBRIDGE, Wisconsin (WKOW) -  The saturated ground is keeping some farmers out of their fields.  Cambridge farmer, Duane Hinchley, says his feed crops aren't doing so well with all the rain. He was supposed to harvest his alfalfa Monday (06/25), but he can't because it's too wet.

He says the longer it goes without being harvested, the more it loses quality. 
"The first crop was not put up ideal at all and now we're going at our second crop we've only got four chances to do this," says Duane.
Hinchley says he can't harvest his hay either. It needs several dry days before he can get it.
He says this could lead to a drop in milk production from his cows, which could have a trickle down effect to dairy prices in stores if other farmers have the same problem.
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