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      Wisconsin farmers take weather in stride

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      APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - Rain has taken a significant toll on Wisconsin farm work, but growers in the Fox Valley region say they're doing the best they can to take advantage of sunny days.A Post-Crescent Media report says the 2014 growing season arrived with significant challenges. A harsh winter melted into a cold spring with heavy rains.The conditions restricted how much time farmers could spend in the fields.As Sid Kroeger set up a table at Menasha's Farm Fresh Market last week, he said it's been a slow growing season. He says he could use a 10-day stretch without water - but he just makes the best of the field time he does get.Wayne Howard owns Howard's Produce in Hortonville. He says sandy soil has helped him avoid overly soggy conditions.