Rain recharges Wisconsin soils, slows fieldwork

Rain recharges Wisconsin soils, slows fieldwork

Heavy rains helped recharge soils but slowed activity in Wisconsin farm fields last week.

USDA’s latest crop update says with only three days suitable for fieldwork, there was limited harvest progress statewide.

Corn for grain harvest is five percent complete as of Sunday, compared to three percent last year and the five-year average of six percent.  Silage chopping advanced to 68 percent, well ahead of last year’s 53 percent and slightly faster than the usual pace of 67 percent.


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