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updated 2:33 PM UTC, Jul 21, 2018

State Corn Status Remains Varied

  • Written by Tyler Bue
  • Published in News

A little more of Wisconsin's corn crop is being harvested for animal feed, while the corn that was planted late is still struggling.

Maturity levels are running 3-7 days behind schedule, and the Wisconsin Ag Statistics Service says 70-percent of the crop is rated good to excellent -- two points below the previous week. The state's other big cash crop, soybeans, are late in turning color -- but 77-percent of the beans are good to excellent, two points higher than the week before. The harvesting of oats for grain is at 93-percent, one week behind the norm -- but the state's potato harvest remains ahead of schedule, and it's 40-percent finished. Light and scattered rainfall allowed wet fields to dry last week, but southwest Wisconsin is said to be in need of more rain.

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