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Sting of the 2012 drought continues to be felt by farmers
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Times photo: Anthony Wahl Larry Disch, a New Glarus dairy farmer, stands in waiting as a few dairy cows finish milking before continuing on to the next in line early Saturday morning inside his barn. With the struggle of facing drought-related increases in prices for hay and falling milk prices, Larry and Linda Disch had recently scheduled an auction to sell their 40 head of registered dairy cows, heifers, and calves they canceled days before the sale due to worries the cattle prices had fallen too low.
MONROE - Staying in business could be touch-and-go for many local dairy farmers heading into the winter as higher feed prices and lower milk prices are expected to continue in to 2013.