Wisconsin farmers focus on grain corn, last of soybeans as harvest rolls on
The rain slowed fieldwork in the southern two tiers of Wisconsin counties last week, but USDA says farmers were able to get in the fields for five days in the week ending Sunday. Most of the state received less than an inch of rain, but counties closer to Illinois had significant rainfall, putting topsoil moisture at 78% adequate and only 15% short. Subsoil moisture is 76% adequate and 13% short.
USDA reporters say 61% of corn for grain is now harvested with moisture content averaging 19%. Brownfield has heard from some farmers saying moisture is good, but there are some fields that suffered poor grain fill after contracting tar spot, which has led to some low test weights.
The soybean harvest is 84% complete.
Winter wheat planting is 97% finished, with 85% of that wheat already emerged.
Fall tillage is now 52% complete.
The potato harvest is about wrapped up, and the cranberry harvest is also nearing completion.