Wisconsin Crop Progress & Condition Report

A solid five days of warm, dry, and sunny weather this week saw farmers racing to complete spring fieldwork. Though Monday’s rains were heavy in the northwest, reporters in the area noted that farmers were able to get into fields by the weekend. Daytime highs climbed into the 80s across most of the state, warming soils and drying out muddy fields. Topsoil moistures were 19 percent surplus this week compared to 30 percent surplus last week. With crop insurance deadlines looming, producers were reportedly working into the night to plant, spread manure, and apply chemicals. Planting, tillage, and emergence measures took a huge leap forward this week, though they were still trailing the five year average. For more information, please click: Wisconsin Crop Progress & Condition Report