Withering drought choking Wisconsin

  • Article by: RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 25, 2012 - 6:43 AM

Much of Midwest is suffering through driest season in years.

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gofurnuttJul. 24, 12 9:17 PM

NOW Remember All Youzz Republican Leaders In Wisconsin.......Don't Ask For Government Bailouts 'Cause That Would Be Social Welfare And Yurrrrrr Entirely Against That......Hold Yurrrr Head Up High and Take It In The State Wallet....Stick With Your Principals and Ideology.....

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shushyn78Jul. 24, 1210:27 PM

Maybe shouldn't be farming that sandy ground. I know few farmers can resist planting when corn is $7 a bushel and climbing. Maybe put it back to CRP or oats or wheat?

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diogenesnyJul. 24, 1211:32 PM

"Gov. Scott Walker sought federal disaster assistance for 23 counties." Part of me would love to see the Feds remind Walker of his anti-government stance and turn his request down.

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remlap1980Jul. 24, 1211:53 PM

Using hay from Gov't properties to help farmers? What a Socialist! HOW DARE HE.

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owatonnabillJul. 25, 12 6:07 AM

I was out visiting a brother (north of Milwaukee) a couple of weeks back and it is DRY out there. I imagine that the farmers (most of them, anyway) carry crop insurance so their loss will be mitigated at least in part. It will be interesting though to see the effect on meat and dairy prices.

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realpersonJul. 25, 12 7:14 AM

quit the politics, as you joke now who will be asking for aid when the food prices start sky rocketing in the next 5 month. Some of you people are idiots as this drought will be hurting everyone.

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nimrod888Jul. 25, 12 7:23 AM

gofurnuttJul. 24, 12 9:17 PM NOW Remember All Youzz Republican Leaders In Wisconsin.......Don't Ask For Government Bailouts 'Cause That Would Be Social Welfare And Yurrrrrr Entirely Against That......Hold Yurrrr Head Up High and Take It In The State Wallet....Stick With Your Principals and Ideology.....................I love libs, so misguided. By lowering wages for overpaid government workers, allows more money to be sent to those who actually need it. Secondly, most of these farmers take to heart personal responsibility and buy crop insurance, thus sharing the risk with other farmers, not tax payers. I realize the concept of not needing government to solve ones problems is a foreign idea to most liberal minded people, but many in this country can survive just fine without free handouts. Maybe now youzzzz understand?

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nimrod888Jul. 25, 12 7:28 AM

diogenesnyJul. 24, 1211:32 PM "Gov. Scott Walker sought federal disaster assistance for 23 counties." Part of me would love to see the Feds remind Walker of his anti-government stance and turn his request down..............Please enlighten us on how Mr. Walker has an "anti-government stance"? Are you insinuating because he simply told government workers to contribute a partial payment to their health insurance and retirement accounts, he is anti-government? Seriously!? That money saved can go to these poor and middle class farmers, people who work hard and could use the help.

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larsonra5948Jul. 25, 12 7:36 AM

How does the idea of government subsidies for corn-to-ethanol look now. We will pay the subsidies to the ethanol plants who in turn will use up scarce corn supplies making our cost for food higher. WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA THAT WAS!!!

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Jakein08Jul. 25, 12 7:44 AM

There is no such thing as man made climate change, in fact, the GOP "jobs plan" will eliminate protections already in place and allow millions more tons of coal burning smoke into the atmosphere. You reap what you sow, keep voting GOP farmers......

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