A pretty dry week allowed the combines to roll in Wisconsin last week. The weekly Crop Progress Report from the National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office shows the corn-for-grain crop is 87 percent combined compared to 77 percent a week ago and 56 percent normally in the bin by this date. Soil moisture declined a bit with 50 percent now rated short to very short, 47 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus. The East Central and Northeast Districts are the wettest.
While yields were below normal in the southern half of the state, quite a different story in the northern half where average to above-average yields are prompting some to haul corn south where storage is available.
A lot of corn stalks being baled for supplemental forage. Hay and roughage supplies are listed as 50 percent short, 44 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus.
Read the full NASS report here:
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