Farmers throughout Manitowoc County have just about finished harvesting their Alfalfa crops, and 60-65% of the crop is lost due to the sporadic weather earlier this year. According to Scott Gunderson of the UW Extension, at least 10,000 of the 18,000 acres planted were lost, which is the “worst I’ve seen in my 30 year career.” He estimates that 75% of the crop has been harvested, and that farmers will most likely have to find alternate forms of feed for their cows. Farmers are now beginning to plant their corn and soybeans, because of the late start to cutting caused by an abnormally wet spring.