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

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XL, no. 7,   pp. [1]-[2] PDF (2.7 MB)


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                                 
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C. D. Caparoon, In Charge
C. A. Hines, Asst. In Charge
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E. W. Morehead, Editor
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Vol. XL, No. 7                  State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin       
                July 1961
IN THIS ISSUE
July Crop Report
Many Wisconsin crops
made good progress in June
although there was a lack
of rainfall in most areas of
the state.
Milk Production
Milk production on Wis-
consin farms in June was up
1 percent from a year ago
but production for the first
half of the year shows no
change from the total for
the first months of 1960.
Egg Production
Egg production on farms
in both the state and na-
tion was below a year ago
in June and the first six
months of this year.
Prices Farmers Receive and Pay
Higher milk prices than a
year ago continue to be the
main factor in holding the
index of prices received by
farmers from falling below
last year's level.
Current Trends
American cheese produc-
tion is higher than a year
ago for both the state and
nation. Wisconsin dairy
plants are making less but-
ter than a year ago, but
output in the nation has
been increased.
Farm Labor and Wages
Employment on Wiscon-
sin farms is below a year
ago because of fewer fam-
ily workers. Farmers in the
state are paying wages to
hired workers averaging the
highest on record.
pROSPECTS FOR SOME CROPS
are better than a year ago, accord-
ing to Wisconsin's July crop report.
But lack of rain continues to plague
the state's farmers as much as too
much rain did during the 1960 crop
season. Temperatures during June av-
eraged close to normal in most areas
of the state but rainfall was gener-
ally below normal.
Both acreage and prospective pro-
duction for many crops show differ-
ences from a year ago. The total of
the acreages of corn and oats to be
harvested for grain and tame hay is
down 4 percent from last year. Yield
prospects for corn and oats average
better than a year ago, but hay yields
are down.
July 1 forecasts indicate Wiscon-
sin's oat acreage is 1 percent smaller
than the one harvested last year but
the crop is expected to be about 10
percent larger. Present estimates
show oat yield may average 52
bushels per acre and production may
reach nearly 114 million bushels.
While the quality of the first cut-
ting of hay was much better than a
year ago, the yield per acre was much
smaller. And the lack of rainfall has
reduced prospects for further cut-
tings. July estimates indicate tame
hay yields may average about 2 tons
per acre compared with nearly 3 tons
last year. Prospective production of
nearly 8 million tons is well below the
record crop of almost 10 million tons
of hay harvested last year.
Wisconsin's production of corn for
grain this year is expected to be close
to 101 million bushels. The acreage of
corn to be harvested for grain is down
12 percent from last year, but higher
yields will offset some of this loss.
Present prospects are for a crop 7
percent below last year's harvest.
Change in Corn Estimates
Beginning with this report, monthly
production forecasts for the 1961 corn
crop will include only corn to be har-
vested for grain. This is true for
both the national and state figures,
and it eliminates estimates for corn
equivalent for silage and forage or
hogging. These estimates have been
included in "corn for all purposes" in
previous years.
The July report includes the na-
tional and state estimates of acreage
for all purposes, and the acreage,
yield per acre, and production of corn
to be harvested for grain. The August
through November crop reports will
give estimates of yield per acre and
production of corn for grain only.
Weather Summary, June 1961
Temperature
Station
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Superior
Spooner-
Park Falls.
Rhinelander
Medlord-
Marinette
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River Falls -
La Crosse
Wis. Rapids-
Marshfield
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Green Bay
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Sheboygan
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Darlington ---
Hillsboro.
Madison -
Beloit----
Lake Geneva
Milwaukee
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24 stations
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37
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But the annual crop production sum-
mary for 1961 issued in December
will report tons of corn silage, and
the acreage harvested for silage and
for forage or hogging with no calcula-
tion of the equivalent production of
corn.
Other Crop Prospects
Wisconsin farmers are expected to
harvest larger crops of late summer
potatoes, tobacco, barley, spring and
winter wheat, sugar beets, peas for
processing, apples, and cherries than
they did in 1960. A 10 percent in-
crease in acreage and a better yield
per acre than a year ago may boost
late summer potato production 13 per-
cent above 1960. Because of the in-
creased acreage, the crop of peas for
processing may be up a fifth from
last year. A good crop of sugar beets
is in prospect with increased acreage
and higher yields.
Slight Gain Reported for
State's Milk Production
Milk production on Wisconsin farms
during June was up 1 percent from a
year ago, but the                 D
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