MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin corn growers are expected to see record yields this year.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast an average of 184 bushels of corn per acre. That’s six bushels, or about 3 percent, higher than the previous record set in 2016 and almost 11 percent higher than what farmers saw last year.
Joe Lauer, an agronomy professor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says farmers were grateful for more normal weather patterns this year after an extremely wet season in 2019.
Lauer said some southern parts of the state did feel the impact of the severe thunderstorms that swept through Iowa in August, while other areas experienced some drought conditions.