Wisconsin harvest efforts hindered by winter weather
December 2, 2019 By Larry Lee Filed Under: Crops, Crops, News, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin harvest remains behind schedule, and the
weekend winter storm didn’t help.
reporters say the corn for grain harvest is only 66% complete and the soybean
harvest is only 86% complete. The
northern two-thirds of the state saw freezing rain and snow as two storm
systems passed through Wisconsin since Thanksgiving, further complicating the
harvest. Much of the state received over
a foot of new snow.
says high grain moistures continue to impede grain storage, and driers have
been running full blast as crops came in.
There are also several reports of low test weights. Reporters in northern Wisconsin say a lot of
corn will stand through the winter, and some might not be harvested. Southeastern Wisconsin farmers including some
in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac county that didn’t get much snow are hopeful they
can get remaining soybeans and corn in if the ground remains solid enough for
tillage is done in much of the state because of snow and frost. That is also a problem for farmers who report
they still have full manure pits and cannot apply manure to fields under
USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service will issue one more weekly crop report for Wisconsin December 9th but the report will only focus on corn.
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