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Published August 17, 2010, 08:30 AM

Corn, soybean crops in excellent shape across state

Wisconsin News
- Wisconsin’s corn and soybean crops remain ahead of schedule. Officials say 80-percent of the state’s corn is in good-to-excellent shape, along with 83-percent of the soybeans.

Wisconsin’s corn and soybean crops remain ahead of schedule. Officials say 80-percent of the state’s corn is in good-to-excellent shape, along with 83-percent of the soybeans.

It’s taking a little longer than normal to harvest the oat crop, as a result of the heavy rains in July. It’s also been difficult to dry the hay. Ninety-four percent of the second hay crop is in, along with 45-percent of the third crop.

All reporting stations have above-average precipitation for the year. Madison’s precipitation is eight-and-a-quarter inches above normal, while La Crosse is two-inches above normal. Sixty-two percent of Wisconsin farm fields have adequate moisture, and 37-percent have a surplus.

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