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Rain has some farmers still waiting to plant

Published On: Jun 04 2013 05:39:34 PM CDT

MILWAUKEE -

The cool, wet spring has some Wisconsin farmers still waiting to plant corn and other crops.

The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 91 percent of the nation's corn is planted; normal for this time of year is 95 percent. Wisconsin is lagging other states with just 74 percent of its crop in the field.

John Ruedinger has only 100 of his 1,300 acres of corn in and about 50 of the several hundred acres of alfalfa he plans to grow to feed his 1,200 dairy cows. He says it's not so much rain that's a problem but cool temperatures and little sun mean ground just isn't drying out.

And then Ruedinger says that just when his land near Van Dyne does dry up, another storm hits.

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