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Snow eases drought, but difficulties persist in state and region

9:15 AM, Mar. 10, 2013
Corn stalk stubble pokes through the snow in a farm field in the town of Rockland in Brown County.
Corn stalk stubble pokes through the snow in a farm field in the town of Rockland in Brown County.
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Despite the wet winter, large swaths of land in Wisconsin and the Midwest remain classified in dry and drought conditions. Not so for many area farms, though, which are benefiting from the recent deluge of snow after having mostly dodged last summer's drought.

Farmers in east-central and northeastern Wisconsin - namely the Green Bay area - happened to be in the right place at the right time last year. They fared better than other parts of the state getting timely rains that staved off the devastating effects of the drought.

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