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State corn crop doing fine
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

All things considered, officials say Wisconsin's corn crop is looking good.

It's an average of 69 inches tall, and almost a third is tasseled.

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Just more than half the corn is rated good, and 19 percent is excellent.

The crop is still behind where it should be but in the wake of the June floods, observers say they're happy.

More than three-fourths of the Wisconsin soybean crop is rated good or excellent, but some farmers say it could use rain.

About one-sixth of the winter wheat is harvested, and three-fourths of it is rated good or excellent.

Soil moistures are 79 percent adequate.

18 percent of fields are short or very short and only 3 percent have too much.

For the first time in a long time, southwest and southeast Wisconsin do not have moisture surpluses.

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