The state’s ag industry could use some dry weather. Several days of dry weather could help farmers get back to the harvest after more than ten inches of recent rain in western Wisconsin.
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says the rain caused flash floods, erosion damage, and large hail.
Despite the damage, 87-percent of the state’s crop is still rated good to excellent. Soybean harvesting is also underway, and 84-percent of that crop is rated good to excellent. Almost 60-percent of potatoes have been harvested, about six days behind last year.