Dry Weather Allows More Fieldwork

A drier week across most of the state allowed for an increase in field work. Wisconsin had 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 12, 2023. The Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA shares details on how things are looking.

The corn for grain harvest was 66 percent complete, 1 day behind both last year and the five-year average. Moisture content of corn harvested for grain was 20 percent.

The soybean harvest was 89 percent complete, 11 days behind last year and 1 day behind the average.

Ninety percent of the winter wheat crop has emerged, 4 days behind last year but 10 days ahead of the average. Winter wheat condition was 68 percent good to excellent, up 1 percent from last week.

Fall tillage was 54 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 2 days behind the average.