Northern Wisconsin harvest slowly gaining momentum
The harvest is gaining momentum for northern Wisconsin farmers.
Ben Augustine grows row crops and dairy forage near Sheldon. He says his 455 acres of soybeans are now in the bin. “I averaged low 50s there. I had two fields get white mold pretty bad so that drug down the yields, but 51-52 across the farm.”
And when he’s done roasting soybeans for the dairy cattle, Augustine will start harvesting 820 acres of corn. He says his neighbors have already been combining corn with phenomenal yields, but moisture levels are very high. “I’ve heard 23 all the way up to the 30s. It will keep the boys at the dryers on their toes, you know.”
Augustine says the warmer-than-normal November weather that’s expected for the next week will help him get manure applied as soon as the corn comes off the fields.