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Published July 20, 2012, 11:04 AM

Drought’s nearby, hasn’t hit Pierce County yet

No doubt, it’s been hot, but Pierce County has yet to experience the drought-like conditions some other parts of the State of Wisconsin have this growing season.

By: Bill Kirk, Pierce County Herald

No doubt, it’s been hot, but Pierce County has yet to experience the drought-like conditions some other parts of the State of Wisconsin have this growing season.

“We’ve been the garden spot,” Pierce Agriculture Agent Greg Andrews said Friday, noting all one has to do by way of visual confirmation in this vicinity is look out the window and notice how the lawns are fairly green.

Andrews, who delivers a weekly weather and crop progress report to the state for the county, said there were signs of mild heat stress here during a week-long stretch around the Fourth of July. Otherwise, his observations and input from the local U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Services Agency and land conservation officials he visits regularly, indicate prospects for Pierce farmers are to produce good crop yields, he anticipated as of this week.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 25.

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