By: Bob Meyer
Freezing temperatures and up to 20 inches of snow in the middle of the week kept Wisconsin farmers out of the fields last week. One county reporter said it looked more like mid-March than mid-April.
The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office reports that as of Sunday, 3 percent of the spring tillage is done and 2 percent of the state’s oats crop was planted compared to the five-year average of 35 percent for this date. Some potatoes were planted in Portage County.
Reporters in Dane and Waukesha Counties say the alfalfa and winter wheat is greening-up but it is too early to tell if there is any winter damage. A number of counties still reporting frost in the ground.
Read the latest NASS report here
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