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Winter woes for farmers

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A long winter, cold temperatures, and frozen ground are just a few things local farmers have to deal with while waiting to get started in their fields.

Spring starts Thursday and Dennis Dempsey's tractors are still in the shed and his fields haven't been touched.
   
Because of this long winter, many farmers are going to have to wait to begin preparations for spring planting.
   
Dempsey says winter just doesn't seem to want to go away this year.

"The ground is drying a little bit, but we just can't put a string of days together where we get some warm, sunny days to get any drying in the fields and get the last frost out of the ground," Dempsey said.

Dempsey says the winter months are good for preparing equipment, but he's eager to get out into the fields.
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