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MADISON (WKOW) -- The snow is a welcome sight for local farmers. Snow adds moisture to the ground and the U.S. Drought Monitor still lists most of our area as abnormally dry or in moderate drought.
This past season, Janesville farmer Doug Rebout says he lost about a third of what would be a normal corn harvest. That translates into roughly $2 million. "With farmers, you just sit and wait and you take what you get and you go on with it," Rebout says. Now, Wisconsin farmers are going with a lot of snow.
"The drought is not over but much of Wisconsin has been crawling its way out of the drought this winter which is odd, because typically winters are very dry," Wisconsin Farm Bureau Casey Langan says.
What farmers don't need is freezing rain because it kills hay, which is already in short supply. "Hay costs have gone up so high, in a normal year we have hay to sell. Well last year, whatever we produced, we kept for ourselves," Rebout says.
"A nice, deep layer of snow that's gunna melt down is really what's gunna help cure this drought," Langan says. Though climatologists say a foot of snow is roughly equal to an inch of water, both Langan and Rebout agree any bit of moisture helps.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - It wasn't an eleventh hour decision in Chippewa Falls Tuesday night... Instead, it was a 12th. A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city councilMore >>
A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city council to change officer hours from eight a day to twelve.More >>
Eau Claire County (WQOW)- Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared. 41-year-old Ying Xiong was charged Tuesday with firstMore >>
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