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Scattered rains helped Wisconsin’s crops


Scattered rains last week helped Wisconsin’s crops a little, but many areas remain drought-stressed and need more rain.

USDA statistician Greg Bussler says the state’s topsoil moisture ratings are 14% very short, 43% short, and only 43% adequate moisture with no surplus moisture anywhere.   Subsoil moistures are also deficient, with 25% very short, 42% short, and 33% adequate.

A central Wisconsin farmer told Brownfield he used an excavator to dig down 12 feet, and the soil was powder dry all the way down.

Scattered rains helped Wisconsin’s crops