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Vol. XLI ([covers January 1962/December 1962])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XLI, no. 7,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.7 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        'j -
C. D. Caparoon, In Charge
C. A. Hines, Asst. In Charge
Aaricultural Statisticians
V. C. Struck,      C. W. LeGrande,       G. N. Tucker, Jr.,     D. T. Mateyka,
      L. E. Krahn
Vol. XLI, No. 7                State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin        
             July 1962
A  RECORD HAY CROP is forecast
for Wisconsin this year, but pro-
duction of many other crops may be
smaller than a year ago. Yields per
acre of some crops are expected to
be above last year and average, but
reductions from a year ago in acre-
ages will cut production prospects.
Crops prospects varied consider-
ably throughout the state on July
1. Excessive rains were general
throughout most of the upper two-
thirds of Wisconsin when farmers
were ready to put in their crops.
And rainfall continued into July to
slow haying and corn cultivating.
With smaller acreage and pros-
pects for a lower yield per acre,
Wisconsin's  prospective  production
of nearly 110 million bushels of
corn for grain is 9 percent below
last year's harvest, although 11 per-
cent above average. The oat crop
may be 6 percent below last year's
harvest because of a cut in acre-
age. Oat production is forecast at 122
million bushels.
Nation's Milk Output
Below June Average
Milk production on Wisconsin
farms dropped slightly from May
to June but was 1 percent above
June last year. With about the
same number of milk cows on farms
as a year ago, the upswing in milk
production resulted from the in-
crease in production per cow.
Dairy herds in the state produced
1,830 million  pounds of milk in
June which accounted for 15 per-
cent of the nation's farm production
of 12,041 millions pounds for the
month. Milk production in the
nation in June showed no change
from a year ago. While milk pro-
duction on Wisconsin farms in June
was 3 percent above the 10-year
average for the month, production
for the nation was 1 percent below
average.
June Egg Output
Is Above Year Ago
Egg production on Wisconsin
farms in June was 5 percent above
a year ago, but 10 percent below
average fur the month. This in-
creased egg output over June 1961 is
due to 1 percent more layers on
state farms and 4 percent more eggs
produced per 100 layers. For the
first half of the year, egg pro-
duction in 1962 is 3 percent above
1961.
Farm Purchasing Power Index
At 22 Year Low for State
The June index of purchasing
power of farm commodities in Wis-
consin is 79 percent of the 1910-14
average. This index is the same as
for May, but otherwise the lowest
for any month since June 1940. The
June 1962 index is 5 percent below
a year ago.
Farm Wages Increase
As Workers Decrease
The number of workers on Wis-
consin farms in June decreased
from June last year. The number of
farm  workers is also   below  the
1956-60 average for the month by
about 10   percent due  to  32,W0I>
fewer family workers. Seasorfal-
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Weather Summary, June 1962
Station
Superior
Spooner
Park Falls ---
Rhinelander.
Medlord --
Marinette .
Antigo ---
Amery ---
River Falls..
La Crosse --
Hatfield Damn
Marshfield
Hanscock---
Oshkosh---
Green Bay -
Portage-.
Sheboygan
Manitowoc .--
Lancaster -
Darlington -
Hillsboro --
Madison.
Beloit
Lake Geneva
Milwaukee
(airport)----
Average for
25 stations
Temperature
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17.6
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19.9
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Precipitation
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2.34
1. 88
1.90
2.93
2.94
2.48
3.10
3.30
2.23
2.34
4.77
3.99
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4.35
2.63
2.61
4.04
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3.90
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-6.48
-4.24
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1.64
work has shown its impact as there
are 11,000 more hired workers than
in May and 13,000 more than April
of this year.
Farm Workers and Wages
Wisconsin and United States
Item
Farm workers'
Hired
Family
Total -
Wage rates
By the month
With house
With room & board
By the day
With board & room
No board & room
By the hour
No board & room
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Wisconsin     United States
1962    1961    1962   1961
June (000)
37     37   2,627  2,739
258    263   5,416  5,585
295    300   8,043  8,324
July I (dollars)
208. 00
151.00
7.40
9.20
1.13
203.00
154.00
7.10
9.00
1.12
208.00
156.00
7.20
6.90
1.06
203 .00
151.00
7.t,0
6.50
1.04
,  tlPeprqor, et0plqi  ing the last fNll calendar week
ending at least one a  efore the end of tile month.
IG 7 1962I
L[F(td4  ATIVF
IN THIS ISSUE
July Crop Report
As of July 1 varied crop
prospects prevailed through-
out the state. Most grains
are expected to be under
last year's production level.
Milk Production
Wisconsin's June milk pro-
duction of 1,830 million
pounds amounted to about
one quart out of every seven
produced in the nation.
Egg Production
For the first half of the
year, egg production in
1962 is 3 percent above
1961.
Farm Prices
The June index of pur-
chasing power of farm
commodities at 79 percent
of the 1910-14 average was
unchanged from May but the
lowest for June since 1940.
Current Trend Charts
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