Farmers discuss flood impact on crops at annual WPS Farm Show

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WLUK)-- Farmers from across the state gathered in are getting the opportunity to discuss how the recent flooding is causing issue for crops at the 59th Annual WPS Farm Show in Oshkosh.

Many field across the state are still soaked and underwater. Agriculture experts say winter months had an impact on crops like winter wheat, and alfalfa, which is used to make hay.

"It's always a concern, this year again. It's very, very challenging. Alfalfa likes drier roots, and last fall, it was extremely wet. We had some conditions this winter where we had snow cover, but then it disappeared, and we had extremely brutal cold weather," said Scott Gunderson, a Manitowoc County agriculture agent.

Experts say while the sunny days are encouraging, it will still be a matter of weeks before conditions start to "green-up."

The farm show also gives farmers the opportunity to check out new equipment and discuss spring planning. It runs through Thursday.