Mother nature causing problems again this year
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MADISON - The hay crop in Wisconsin is hurting for a second year.
"To put up a good crop of hay you need a couple of dry days in a row so that after it's cut it doesn't get rained on, which hurts the quality. Last year it was too cold this year it's too wet. As you might guess, it's been tough to string together three or four dry days this spring," said Casey Langan with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.
The problem isn't as bad in southeast Wisconsin, but it has been particularly bad elsewhere.
It comes as livestock farmers, who depend on hay to feed their herds, are already hurting. "They probably reached this spring with minimal feed supplies in their barns and silos because of last year's drought," Langan said.
The result will be even higher meat prices at the store. We're already facing that because of drought elsewhere in the country.