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Farmers could do without the rain
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Flooded fields near Brodhead and in other areas of the county have made it difficult for farmers to plant crops. Farmers were able to get into the fields before the rain fell over the weekend, however. Green County agriculture agent Mark Mayer estimated that up to 20 percent of the countys corn crop has been planted.
MONROE - Area farmers are thankful for the rain, but now they need some warmer temperatures and dryer conditions to get into the field and start planting. Green County Farm Services Agency Director Teresa Zimmer said rain always is welcome but farmers need a change in the weather to get their crops in the ground.