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Combines and choppers are rolling in Wisconsin

Combines and choppers are rolling in many parts of Wisconsin as dry weather allowed easy access for machinery during the past week. 

USDA reporters say the state’s corn is 96% dented, with 61% mature.  The grain harvest is 5% complete and 80% of corn silage has been harvested.  Seventy-six percent of the corn crop is rated good to excellent, which is slightly better than last week.

Nearly all of the state’s soybeans are coloring with 85% dropping leaves.  Wisconsin farmers have harvested 11% of the soybeans.  USDA says 75% of the crop is good to excellent.

The potato harvest is moving along and is now 63% finished.

The 4th crop alfalfa has is 89% cut, which is five days ahead of last year. 

Winter wheat planting is 42% done and fall tillage is 10% finished.

Soil moisture is adequate for 69% of the farmers, with 17% reporting they’re short on moisture.

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