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Tasks pile up during wet weather

A Wisconsin farmer says a lot of fieldwork needs to be done, but it must stop raining first. 

Chris Dukelow and his family farm near Abbotsford.  He tells Brownfield they’ve been struggling and there’s a lot to catch up on. “We’ve got 450 out of 800 acres of corn in. We have our 200 acres of new seeding in but we didn’t start on beans. Now, we’re waiting for a window to get some hay and rye off so we can finish emptying out our (manure) pits and then no-till some corn into that, and then go into the rest of first crop.”

Dukelow says unlike last year, the first crop hay looks very good. “This year, the alfalfa is knee-high already and the grass is ready to cut right now if we would get a window.”

Dukelow says he’s had rain most every day since last Thursday, and he’s glad Saturday’s hail storm missed him by a couple of miles.

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