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Drought, late planting takes toll on corn crop


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The majority of Wisconsin's corn crop is in fair to very poor condition due to this summer's drought and a late start to planting this season.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says nearly 60 percent of corn falls into that category, while 28 percent is rated poor or very poor and ten percent is rated excellent.

La Crosse got just 2.4 inches of rain between July1 and September 10, which is the driest on record for that period.

Flooding from earlier this summer ruined some of the state's soybean crop and delayed planting.

This week's agriculture report says 59 percent of Wisconsin's soybean crop is fair to very poor.

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