- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wisconsin farmers are struggling with snow and mud as they try to complete the fall grain harvest.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1HTlzbn) reports some corn and soybeans could be left in the fields until spring. That would reduce the corn’s value and make soybeans that have been buried under snow all winter practically worthless.

According to a crop report issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 22 percent of corn statewide is still in the field. It’s much worse in some counties, where mud and snow have made it impossible to run harvest equipment.

According to the report, some corn and soybeans in northern counties will probably remain in the fields until spring, although farmers hope to get as much of it harvested as they can.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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