The drought is causing an unusual problem for one southern Wisconsin festival -- a shortage of cow chips.
The Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival in Prairie du Sac uses hundreds of the flatted and dried cow manure pieces for their annual competition that starts Friday.
Organizers discovered in July the numbers and quality of manure were poor because of the heat and dry weather.
So the organizers had to dip into reserves.
One of the organizers, Marietta Reuter, says she's never experienced such a shortage in her 24 years at the festival.
The grounds chair, Russ Ballweg, says they plan to go out more often next year so they don't have the same problem and can replenish their reserves.
- Suspected serial thief steals again, police say
- State manufacturing tax credit continues to grow
- Man scammed out of $4,300 by person claiming to be grandson
- Man stabs girlfriend in neck with scissors, police say
- Fremont woman accused in boyfriend's fatal stabbing is acquitted
- East Towne Mall employee attacked, robbed