Wisconsin’s corn-and-soybean crops improved a little during the past week, but not much.
35-percent of the soybeans are in fair condition, two-percent more than the week before. And 25-percent of the beans are poor-to-very-poor, down two-percent from last week. Thirty-eight-percent of heat-ravaged corn crop remains in poor-to-very-poor shape. That’s one-percent lower than the previous week. 26-percent of the corn is fair, up one percent. Around 36-to-40 percent of Wisconsin’s corn-and-soybeans are in good-to-excellent shape. Corn for feed is 38-percent chopped, over twice the normal amount for this time of year. Rain and thunderstorms rumbled through the Badger State a number of times last week. But 71-percent of Wisconsin’s farm fields are still short to very short of moisture. Much of the north is getting drier, while conditions central and southern Wisconsin have improved a bit.