Rain causing problems at area farm fields

By Heather Sawaski, Local 5 News

Published 06/20 2014 04:49PM

Updated 06/20 2014 07:55PM

BONDUEL, Wis. (WFRV) - It's going to be a busy weekend at Kurowski Dairy in Bonduel.

The Kurowski family is hosting Shawano County's Breakfast on the Farm on Sunday. Upwards of 5,000 people are expected to attend.

"Just keep crossing your fingers and saying prayers that it quits raining," said Cletus Kurowski.

Set-up crews have been dodging rain drops this week. The wet weather is causing the 5K race to change course.

"We're rerouting the Dairy Dash because it's too wet to go through some of the fields," explained Gloria Kurowski.

The recent rainfall, on top of an already soggy spring, has the farmers frustrated when it comes to crops, as well.

"We were probably about two weeks behind normal schedule, and that was just corn," said Cletus. "Seeding should have gone in before that but it was just too wet and cold."

A lot of local farmers are in the same boat. On top of delays, ag experts said some crops are getting completely washed out.

"Even those corn and soybean fields that have been planted with this wet weather," explained Jamie Patton, Shawano County Agriculture Agent. "We're seeing a lot of the seeds are still sitting in the ground so there is potential for them to rot in place and still need to be replanted yet this season."

The Kurowski's have high hopes, for both their crops, and their big event.

"We hope to have enough rain to keep the crops going, but a lot of sun and warmth too so it grows," said Gloria.

"You gotta come out for Breakfast on the Farm," added Cletus. "See the animals. See where your food comes from."

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