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Submitted Photo Mark Spadgenske feeds his dairy cows on a family farm near Menahga. Area farmers have been dealt an especially tough hand this spring with an extended winter cutting into pasture and planting times.

Cold spring puts squeeze on area farmers

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While most people in our area might see the recent late-winter weather as an irritating inconvenience, for a select group of workers, it means a major disruption of their livelihood. The farmers in and around Wadena County now have to contend with problems like delayed planting for corn, less hay to use as feed and newborn calves that have to spend the first hours of their lives in harsher conditions.

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