Another soggy week limits Wisconsin planting, haying

Another soggy week limits Wisconsin planting, haying

It was another wet week for Wisconsin farmers.  USDA statistician Greg Bussler says only 3.3 days were suitable for field work in the week ending Sunday, and that wetness increased concerns for the timing of planting, especially in northern parts of Wisconsin.  Bussler says that weather also impacted the quality of first crop hay.  Some farmers were able to get some hay and planting done Thursday and Friday if field conditions dried out enough.

Topsoil moisture levels show 33% of cropland has surplus moisture, with 64% rated adequate and just 3% short.  Subsoil moisture levels are also higher with 23% having surplus moisture, 72% rated adequate, and 5% short.

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