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      Farmers feeling effects of harsh winter

      The coldest winter in over 30 years has been a costly setback for farmers in the Upper Peninsula. Some farm owners say the brutal winter was the worst they've ever seen and cut their seasons even shorter.

      The frigid temperatures were hard on the cows and other animals causing pneumonia and many fatalities. Other farms suffered winter kill with their crops. Farmers were forced to spend more money to get them back on track.

      "We'll work through it," says farm owner Terry DeBacker. "It's a setback, but we'll work through it like we always do and get back on our feet."

      The costly setback will not have a noticeable effect on the products sold in stores. Farms in the area were forced to replant to make up for the losses this winter.