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Ice Now Threatening Crops in Wisconsin

The winter weather we've had this season has shown a warm side and a bitter cold side with some rain in between.

This back and forth is bad for farming.

Never is it more evident than in Kewaunee County.

Water that's left over from the Christmas rain showers and pooled and frozen over, encasing fields with large stretches of ice.

"You get that ice over the fields and the crops can't breathe," explained farmer Kevin Swagel.  "The winter wheat and hay tends to die underneath the ice."

While farmers are used to the cold and snow, it's the icing over that poses the biggest threat this time of year.

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