Spring has finally arrived, but soil temps are still cold in many counties. Less than 5% of potatoes have been planted, 2 weeks behind last year.
A week of sunny and breezy days helped some farms get in to prep their fields, followed by rains to green up alfalfa and winter wheat. More rain is expected this week, which will help topsoil and subsoil moisture, but could decrease suitable fieldwork days and slow planting in some areas.
REMINDER: Drive safely on the rural roadways with heavy farm equipment moving between fields.
Here are some highlights from the Wisconsin Ag reports and prices for March 2018, according to the USDA: