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2006 Corn Harvest Nearly Complete

Wisconsin Ag Statistics Service posts final crop report.

The Wisconsin Ag Statistics Service has posted its final crop/weather report of the year. The agency says farmers had warmer than normal temperatures and little to no precipitation in late November, which gave them an excellent weather to work in the fields. Soil moisture conditions were reported at five percent very short, 13% short, 71% adequate, and 11% surplus.

Corn harvested for grain was at 92% complete, lower than last year's 96%, and the five-year average of 93%. With the deer season out of the way, farmers are expected to complete the crop shortly. DATCP says excellent yields in the southern counties have caused a surplus at some storage facilities.

Fall tillage was reported at 68% complete, behind both last year's 77%, and the five-year average of 69%. Tillage conditions were very good, and manure hauling has progressed well.

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