MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- June is starting off very much how May ended, on a wet note. Only a couple of days into the month and rainfall is already running a good quarter of an inch above normal in many spots. Continued wet weather means problems persist for farmers and getting Spring planting done.
Wisconsin had 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 2nd, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn planted sits at 58 percent, up from 46 percent last week. That is behind the 91 percent average to date. Soybeans are sitting worse off with 24 percent planted, up from 20 percent last week. That is significantly behind the 78 percent average to date.
With a little bit of dry weather anticipated this week, farmers will try and take advantage of the conditions as field start to dry. Unfortunately, an active pattern is set to return late this weekend and early next week with numerous chances of rain.