By Sarah Coefield
Great Lakes Echo
Sept. 23, 2009
Countless deer descend on crops in the Great Lakes region, leaving in their wake torn corn silks, leafless soybeans, devastated orchards and millions of dollars in damage. It’s a drop in the bucket for the agriculturally rich region but nonetheless painful for individual farmers.
“In the grand scheme of things, it’s a minor amount, but it can be your entire crop,” said Paul Zimmerman, the public affairs executive director for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
While damage may be little noticed on large farms, it can …