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Spring a little slow to arrive but area planting is still on track for season
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Russell Wirth works on a field for Alan Devoe at Twin Grove on Thursday. "We could use a good rain," Wirth said. His wish has a strong likelihood of coming to fruition: Showers are likely Tuesday night through the end of the week. To order this photo, click here. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Despite a delayed start to spring weather, local farmers are not worried about being behind in spring planting this year. Mark Mayer, Green County agricultural agent for the University of Wisconsin Extension, said that while this spring has arrived slightly later than last year's, it has by no means created a crisis yet. Currently, few crops have been planted this season - mostly oats, which have a tolerance for colder temperatures and wetter soils, Mayer said.

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