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With runoff likely, farmers told to wait on applying manure to fields

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Maureen McCollum, Wisconsin Public Radio

Farmers anxiously awaiting planting season are being told to hold off on applying manure to a good portion of their fields. The risk of nutrient runoff is high across most of the state.

Typically around this time of year, farmers are spreading manure on their fields to give the soil nutrients it needs. But this winter and spring haven't been typical, and many farmers have had to wait to fertilize most of their land.

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