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Rain causes problems for vegetable growers

11:42 PM, Jul. 6, 2013
Tammy Mendoza helps bag Amy Ike's cabbage at Mendoza's stand during the farmers market Tuesday in the Pick 'n Save parking lot in Marshfield.
Tammy Mendoza helps bag Amy Ike's cabbage at Mendoza's stand during the farmers market Tuesday in the Pick 'n Save parking lot in Marshfield.
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A cool, rainy spring in central Wisconsin put vegetable planting behind schedule and made it difficult for some crops to develop, according to several local vegetable growers.

Areas of Clark, Portage and Wood counties saw between 5 and 8 inches of rain in June, according to the National Weather Service. Normal rainfall for June in central Wisconsin is about 5 inches.

"Everything is behind, I'm guessing three weeks," said Rhonda Weix, of Spencer, who was selling vegetables at the Main Street Marshfield farmers market at Pick 'n Save on Tuesday. "We couldn't get anything in the ground due to ...

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