What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State. And then it rained…and rained…and rained! In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County with 5 and Chippewa County reports 5.5 inches fell. Top soil moisture is now rated 78 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus.
As of August 31st: the Wisconsin corn crop is 70 percent at-or-beyond dough stage with 23 percent dented. That is slightly behind the five-year-average of 75 percent dough and 36 percent dent by now. The crop is rated 71 percent in good to excellent condition.
Soybeans are 72 percent good to excellent condition with 93 percent setting pods and 9 percent turning color. Both numbers just slightly behind the five-year average.
Oats harvest is 73 percent completed, should be 95 percent by now. Winter wheat harvest is 95 percent harvested.
Read the full NASS report here: