By: Bob Meyer
The final Crop Progress Report of the year for Wisconsin shows the corn-for-grain harvest is still 5 points behind the five-year average at 82 percent complete. Farmers have been in no big hurry to get the crop off as moisture levels were still in the 20s and 30s.
The state’s soybean harvest is 97 percent complete, 2 points behind the five year average while fall tillage is 63 percent completed as of Sunday compared to 72 percent normally done by now.
Topsoil moisture is 72 percent adequate and 13 percent surplus going into the winter and with the sudden plunge in temperatures, things are starting to freeze-up. A number of stations reporting snow on the ground.
For the year, growing degree days and precipitation was above normal across the state.
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The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office will release a review of the 2013 growing season in December.