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Published July 31, 2012, 12:00 AM

Wisconsin farmer David Witte packages carrots

In this July 12, 2012, photo, David Witte, a farmer in West Bend, Wis., packages carrots for sale at a farmers market in nearby West Allis, Wis. Farmers in the Midwest are struggling after a searing heat wave and prolonged drought took a toll on their summer harvests, and farmers say it’s even more important now for customers to support local growers by continuing to shop at farmers markets. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)
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