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5/27/2015 - Most Corn Already In The Ground - Click here to print this information

Some recent cold mornings have not stopped Wisconsin farmers from getting their crops planted. According to the National Ag Statistics Service, 93-percent of the state's corn was in the ground as of Sunday. That's the most planted by this date in over 35 years, and it's 19-percent ahead of the average for the past five years. Frost reportedly nipped some of the corn in Barron and Marathon counties -- and corn leaves had some damage in Florence County, where the mercury fell into the 20's last week. Even so, 81-percent of the emerged corn crop is rated good-or-excellent, and all but one-percent of the rest of the crop is fair. Wisconsin soybeans are also getting a solid head start. Seventy-four percent of the beans have been planted, the second-highest for the date. The norm is 43-percent planted. Eighty-percent of Wisconsin's topsoil has adequate to surplus moisture -- a figure that's sure to rise next week, with all the rain we've been having.

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