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Farmers hope for good weather to finish corn crop

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  The weather is both good and bad for Wisconsin farmers. Officials said the crops were helped by warmer temperatures that rose above normal for the first time in over a month. But the rain was spotty last week – and the massive downpours over the last few days generally come too fast to soak in. Only 28-percent of Wisconsin farm fields had adequate top-soil moisture by the end of Sunday, and 35-percent had adequate sub-soil moisture.

The state’s corn crop continues to develop more slowly than normal. 82-percent of the corn is rated fair-to-excellent, 2-percent less than a week ago.

85-percent of Wisconsin soybeans are fair-to-excellent, down one point from the previous week.

Almost 80-percent of the oats-for-grain are harvested. Yields are average-to-good. 

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