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Dry week leads to some crop stress in Wisconsin

A dry week led to some crop stress in Wisconsin. 

USDA reporters say crops in the northern part of the state are showing more stress, but overall, topsoil moistures are 70% adequate and 2% surplus statewide.

Fifty-six percent of the corn is silking with 7% reaching the dough stage.  Seventy-seven percent of the corn is in good to excellent condition.

Seventy-seven percent of the state‚Äôs soybeans are blooming with 41% setting pods.  Seventy-seven percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition.

Sixteen percent of the oats for grain are harvested.

The potato harvest is 7% finished, with many growers getting started on the harvest this week.  Ninety-five percent of the potatoes are in good to excellent condition.

Winter wheat is 56% harvested.

The third cutting of alfalfa is 41% done and second cutting is 94% finished.  The all-hay condition is 77% good to excellent.

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