Some weekend showers delivered a little water to Wisconsin’s crops, but not enough. USDA Statistician Greg Bussler says pockets of precipitation were received, although continued overall dry conditions have farmers concerned.
Twenty-nine percent of the state’s topsoil is very short of moisture, with 46% percent short, 25% adequate, and no surplus moisture reported. Seventeen percent of the subsoil is very short, with 44% short, 39% percent adequate, and no surplus moisture reported.
Eighty-nine percent of Wisconsin’s corn crop has emerged, 5 days ahead of last year and 6 days ahead of the 5-year average.