Wisconsin Soybean Crop Ahead of Last Year's Schedule, Poised for Big Yields

Wisconsin’s soybeans are about three weeks ahead of last year's crop due to early planting, setting the stage for a possible record yield, according to a report by WisBusiness News.

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Paul Mitchell said the normal, average weather that’s good for crops this year seems exceptional after a couple years of wet weather that delayed farmers from planting. This year, farmers got their soybeans in the ground early.

Soybeans are only about one week ahead of the five-year average, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. But regardless of timing, good crop weather does result in a great yield.

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