Heavy Rains Damage State Farm Crops

7/25/17 – Heavy rains and floods have caused a lot of damage to Wisconsin’s farm crops. The U-S-D-A says crops, barns, and trees blew down during multiple rounds of thunderstorms last week — and many of the agriculture reporters cited damage from floods and oversaturated soils. The southwest part of the state got the most crop damage, and other parts of the state had varied precipitation as conditions for the state’s two largest cash crops also varied. Seventy-percent of the Wisconsin corn was rated good to excellent, four points above last week — and 72-percent of the soybeans were good to excellent. Officials say it was the sixth straight week that Wisconsin farm fields had excessive rains somewhere in the state.