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Wisconsin had 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Nov. 28, 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Most of the state received little precipitation, although areas near the Upper Peninsula received a quarter-inch to a half-inch. Corn harvest is almost complete and some manure is still being applied.

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Minnesota firearms deer hunters shot fewer deer again this year — registering 130,820 deer statewide, down 8% from 2020 and off 10% from the five-year average. According to data from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, final registrations for the 100 series management units, which includes all of Northeastern Minnesota, were down 6% from 2020 and down a whopping 35% from the ...

BORING, Oregon — For 24 years, Jaime Villegas left his mobile home in California's Central Valley every summer to follow a path paved by generations of California farmworkers. He would get into a car packed with duffel bags of clothes and coolers with food and embark on a 14-hour journey through acres of agriculture fields, past giant sequoias and unmarked dirt roads to their final ...

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We had a very nice last week of October and first week of November, with dry and warm weather making for perfect harvest conditions. Farmers in our area of western Wisconsin were busy doing everything from harvesting corn and soybeans, to putting up cornstalk bedding and a limited amount of tillage. I even saw one farmer had some hay windrowed that he was working on.

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Wisconsin had 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Nov. 14, 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures were 2 to 8 degrees warmer than normal. Precipitation ranged from more than 2 inches in the northwest to almost none in the southeast. Most of Wisconsin received measurable snowfall. Corn and soybean harvest are finishing, while tillage and manure applications continue.

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Good to excellent is how most Wisconsin farmers describe their crops this fall. Harvest continues ahead of normal for both corn and soybeans in central Wisconsin. Seventy-eight percent of farmers in Wisconsin report adequate topsoil moisture, a figure that bodes well for next spring as we head into freezing weather across America’s Dairyland.