Corn grows in July in a field in southern Brown County. About 36 percent of corn for silage has been harvested statewide.
Much-needed rain helped improve soil moisture conditions in Wisconsin last week, but for some it came too late to stave off the effects of dry weather through late summer.
The topsoil condition improved last week to 55 percent rated as short to very short, up from 75 percent the previous week, according to a report from the Wisconsin filed office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
"Got a total of 1 inch of rain this week on Wednesday and Thursday morning," a Sheboygan County observer stated in the report. "Some plants ...