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Vol. XL ([covers January 1961/December 1961])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XL, no. 5,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (2.5 MB)


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Wisconsin
Crop and Livestock Reporter
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                           WISCONSIN
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Statistical Reporting  Service                                 Division of
Agricultural Statistics
Federal - State Crop Reporting Service
C. D. Caparoon, In Charge               C. A. Hines, Asst. In Charge    
     E. W. Morehead, Editor
Agticultural Statisticians
G. N. Tucker, Jr.     V. C. Struck,     A. Sturges,      A. D. Richardson,
     B. A. Nelson
Vol. XL, No. 5                  State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin       
                May 1961
IN THIS ISSUE
May Crop Report
Field work progressed
slowly on Wisconsin farms
during April, but for the
state as a whole more
spring grain was in and a
larger percentage of the
acreage plowed for corn
than was reported by farm-
ers a year ago.
Milk Production
Wisconsin dairy herds
produced about the same
quantity of milk in the first
four months of this year as
they did a year ago.
Egg Production
Egg production on forms
of the state and nation in
April was below a year ago
and prices averaged lower.
Prices Farmers Receive and Pay
Mixed trends were re-
ported in the prices received
for products sold by the
state's farmers in April, but
there was an over-all gain
of less than 2 percent in the
index of prices received.
Curent Trends
Industrial production and
freight carloadings, and fac-
tory employment in the
notion continue below a
year ago, but total personal
incomes are up. Livestock
slaughter in the state is be-
low a year ago.
Features
Big Maple Sirup
Output This Year
Pasture Conditions
Reported by Years
Trends in Income
of Stca'FE      t VF
SPRING SHIVERED in a cold April
when it arrived in Wisconsin this
year and didn't show the usual buoy-
ance by May 1. With little snow cover
over much of the state the past win-
ter, frost was unusually deep in some
areas and slowed the plowing done by
May 1. But for the state as a whole
more field work was accomplished by
the first of May than reported by
Wisconsin farmers a year ago.
Farmers reported 48 percent of
their spring grain in by May 1 this
year compared with only 36 percent a
year ago and 80 percent usually in at
the beginning of May. Farmers in the
western third of the state made less
headway than a year ago with their
spring planting. But farmers along
Lake Michigan were ahead of a year
ago.
Wisconsin Spring Grains Sown
by May l
Sown by Sown by  Usually
District  May 1,  May 1,  sown by
1961   1960   May I
Percent of total
Northwest       16     20     64
North - -        3      8     54
Northeast  -    47     21     71
West -  -       31     47     82
Central         47     42     79
East            70     18     82
Southwest  -5- 54      63     89
South           63     47     92
Southeast  --- -  63   52     88
State -- -     48     36     80
Thirty-three percent of the acreage
to be plowed for corn was done by
May 1 compared with only 20 percent
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Weather Summary, April 1961
Station
Superior.
Spooner --
Park Falls --
Rhinelander-
Medlord ---
Marinette ----
Anti.g .
Amery -
RiCer Falls -
La Crosse.
Wis. Rapids -
Marshfield ---
Hancock
Oshkosh -----
Green Bay.----
Portage
Sheboygan ---
Manitowoc ---
Lancaster ---
Darlington ---
Hillsboro.
Madison ----
Beloit.
Lake Geneva-
Milwaukee
(airport)---
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25 stations
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a year ago and the usual 45 percent.
However, since the first of the month
Wisconsin farmers have made great
headway with their field work. Corn
planting probably will be well ahead
of last year.
New seedings have come through
the winter in good condition although
the condition figures of 88 percent of
normal for May 1 for alfalfa and 84
Condition of New Seedings on May I in Wisconsin
1961                                       1960
District
Clover and       Other                     Clover and      Other
Alfalfa       timothy      tame hay        Alfalfa      timothy       tame
hay
Percent of normal                          Percent of normal
Northwest -86                                           83             88
           91            92            93
North -8-- 84                                           85             85
           84            86            88
Northeast -84                                           82             84
           81            81            82
West -87                                                82             86
           92            90            89
Central-90                                              86             88
           84            81            85
East-88                                                 86             87
           91            89            89
Southwest-                                91            86             86
           91            92            92
South -88                                               87             85
           94            93            93
Southeast-89                                            89             89
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State -88                                           84            87    
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