Yes – There’s Corn In The Ground

Nationwide, cool soils have not slowed the planting progress for corn, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As of Sunday, 8% of the nation’s corn was in the ground – 2% higher than 2020. Texas had 60% of their corn already in the ground, 40% of North Carolina’s corn crop was in the ground. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin – farmers face cold, cloudy weather and even some snowflakes.

Despite the weather – Wisconsin’s got some “go getters” that keep rolling! As of Sunday, 1% of Wisconsin’s corn was actually planted! That’s on par with 2020.

Oats are reported as 29% planted across the state, 5 days ahead of last year and 10 days ahead of the 5-year average. Eight percent of oats are emerged, 7 days ahead of last year, and 9 days ahead of the average.

Wisconsin potatoes are 15% planted, 4 days ahead of last year, and 5 days ahead of the average.

Winter wheat condition was rated 84% good to excellent statewide, up 9 percentage points from last week.

Spring tillage was reported as 30% complete, 7 days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of the average.

Pasture condition was rated 62% good to excellent, 4 percentage points above last week.

Frosts prompted some concern for budding fruit trees but overwintered crops were reportedly still in good condition.