Officials: Weather delaying Fall harvest in Wisconsin

La Crosse farmers are right on schedule

The recent weather is forcing some Wisconsin farmers behind schedule.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests are behind schedule. A recent report shows both crops fell short of the five year averages, with corn in the worst shape.

A UW-Extension Agriculture agent says recent rainfall is to blame.

Here in La Crosse, experts say we are not behind schedule. In fact, we’re still in a prime time of the season. “We’re really extending the end of October all the way through the first part of November, and many times until we get substantial snow fall we can get most of our harvest in,” said Steve Huntzicker, a UW-Extension Agriculture Agent.

Huntzicker says so far a lot of corn silage has been harvested, farmers are just waiting to take some corn for grain.