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Wisconsin crops need more rain


The USDA says scattered storms helped improve Wisconsin’s crop conditions, especially in the northern part of the state last week.

Statistician Greg Bussler says topsoil moisture levels remain low, with 32% of the state very short on moisture, 39% short, and 29% adequate.  Subsoil moisture levels are similar.

Just 44% of Wisconsin’s corn is in good to excellent condition, but that’s 2% better than last week.

Eight percent of the state’s soybeans are blooming, which is 3 days behind average.  The overall soybean condition went down 5% with only 40% of the crop reported as good to excellent.

Wisconsin crops need more rain