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Drought's nearby, hasn't hit Pierce County yet

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No doubt, it's been hot, but Pierce County has yet to experience the drought-like conditions some other parts of the State of Wisconsin have this growing season.

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"We've been the garden spot," Pierce Agriculture Agent Greg Andrews said Friday, noting all one has to do by way of visual confirmation in this vicinity is look out the window and notice how the lawns are fairly green.

Andrews, who delivers a weekly weather and crop progress report to the state for the county, said there were signs of mild heat stress here during a week-long stretch around the Fourth of July. Otherwise, his observations and input from the local U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Services Agency and land conservation officials he visits regularly, indicate prospects for Pierce farmers are to produce good crop yields, he anticipated as of this week.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 25.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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