Wisconsin farmers say their crops are being weakened and ruined by nearly two months of wet weather. This year’s harvest is a miserable, costly experience for those producers. The hot, dry conditions seen in July and August set the stage for the damage done by heavy rainfall and standing water. The rain weakens the stalks and the wind can blow the crops down, making it more difficult for the machines to harvest them. One farmer says he could lose up to one-fourth of his total crop.