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Vol. XIV ([covers January 1935/December 1935])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XIV, no. 6,   pp. [21]-24 PDF (2.0 MB)

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TBureau nf Agricultural Economics
Division of Agricultural Statistics
Federal-State Crop Reporting Service
WALTER H. EBLING, Agricultural Statistician
- S. KIMBATT. Agitantos  Agriciltural Statistician  W. D. BORMUTH. Junior
Vol. XIV, No. 6                State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin        
         June, 1935
SO FAIR the crop year in Wisconsin
has been       a favorable   one.  The
weather has been cooler than normal
and rainfall, while a little under nor-
mal recently, has generally been ade-
quate   for  Carop  development.    The
weather stations in eastern Wisconsin
have somewhat less than normal rain-
fall, whereas the western side of the
state has a little more than normal
moisture. With cool weather the mois-
ture requirements are somewhat lower
and up to now the supply has been ade-
Crop prospects have improved dur-
lag  the  past month.     Spring  sown
grains vwhliich were planted late are now
coining along quite well.   Hay, while
still under normal in acreage, is going
to  makIe good yields on the acreage
that is ava ilable for harvest. If mod-
eAlrtet iv eatlier cointinues farm  produc-
tioli in the state generailly will be high
this year. The weather summary for
the niore impoirtant Wisconsin stations
is shown in the following table:
WlVIeonslsa Wenther Suasniniry, May 1935
Temperature    Precipitation
Degrees Fahrenheit  inches
Station  l|
Duluth-      29 78 47.9 47.3 1.85 3.25 -0.47
Eacanaha -27 72 48.4 49 .6 I.65 2.93  3 .29
Minneapolis --- 32 75 54.9 57.7 3.81 3.67 +0 .28
La Crosse  - 28 79 54.6 59.3 5.09 .75 +2.27
Green Bay   31 80 52.0 54.9 1.46 3.52 -4 .73
Dubuque--    31 78 55.4 60.3 3.95 4.22 -0.81
Madison--    30 76 52.5 57.6 3.09 3.85 -2.30
M ilwaukee  - 31  76  50.4  54.1  2.29  3.35  0.00
Winter Gronsia Excellent
With the favorable winter and spring,
winter wheat and rye are in splendid
condition in Wisconsin this year. In
nearly all counties these crops are
above average and the present condi-
tion indicates high yields.   Last fall
much rye was sown with the intention
of using it either Ias pasture or hay be-
cause of the greatly reduced feed sup-
ply.  With   favorable conditions this
spring some of this rye will not be re-
quired for these purposes and will be
harvested as grain.
Winter wheat production in Wiscon-
sin is estimated now at 636,000 bushels
The Crop Situation
June Dairy Report
Egg Production
Prices of Farm Products
or molre than three times the small
crop of last year. For rye the esti-
mnatted production of 3,625,000 bushels
is more than double the amount of aL
year ago. For the United States the
vilt(.r wNieat c rop is estimated at 441,-
414,00i bushels or about :'6 million
bushels above last year. The rye pro-
diuction for the country is likewise
large being estimated at 44 million
buShIels1; C compared  with  16 million
bushels last year. The plroduction es-
timnates for these crops are shown in
the following table:
indicatedl I'roductl1 (of Wlinter WVheat
and 1tye (T]hosansdsi bushels)
Ci-year        Indi-
average         cated
Crop         192S '32  1934  1935
VINC OH411in
'Winter wvesit   io    207     61311
Itye- - --------  2,334  1,7411  3,625
tUnited States
Whluster im hent 611,1S6 405,0:14 441,494
ity e  ------- __   I 4, 65  141,040  44,031
I111A 1X11a PIisteirem Good011
WVhile the hay acreage is much un-
der normal, such hay as survived the
dr ouight of last year is making large
production. The condition of all tame
hay it the beginniiig of this month Was
82 per cent or anormal for Wisconsin,
which compares with 41 per cent a
year ago and a 10-year average of S0
per cunt. Alfalfa hay production will
be especially large.  The acreage is
probably the highest on record and the
first crop will be heavy. The condition
of alfalfa hay is 6 points above the 10-
year average.  While hay production
will probably be somewhat under nor-
mal for the state due to the greatly
reduced acreage, it is believed that
there will be little planting of emer-
gency hays, certainly not in anything
like the amounts grown during the
past few years.
Feed available from small grains
such as oats and barley will probably
be much more abundant than last year.
For the- United     States the   oats crop
will probably be about as much as the
plroduction of the last two years com-
bined. Similarly, the production of bar-
ley wvill probably be large.
The    improved     pasture   conditions
which   prevail are in     shari) contrast
with a year ago.     Crop reporters indi-
cate  that Wisconsin     pastures are     85
lie r cent of normal, compared with 42
plr Cent a year ago and a 10-year av-
erage of 80 per cent. Under these con-
ditions  milkl plro(itition   may   be  ex-
p(cted to continue its upward trend and
the cattle   wvhich have been in rather
pour (condition as a result of the small
feld  supplies   of the   past year    will
have anl opportitlnity to show    some im-
rox etle1t.
ilay   and    pasture   conditions    are
greaitly  inliproved  throughout most of
the entire country.     To be sure, there
fire soImI  areas   w here  moisture   sup-
pliis are low, but in general the situa-
tion is natiiii better than al year ago.
whiclh is   alr eady   reflected  in  much
big her mi ilk production.
Condition of Crops, June 1
1935, 1934, and 10-Year Average
(Percent of Normal)
Wisconsin       United States
Crop    10-yr.          tO-yr.
Av.  1934  19Av.   v.  1934  1935
1923             1923-
32               32
Winter wheat 80   50   89   73.9  55.3  74 .2
Rye -.---   83    49   89   79.6 43.5   84 .2
Spring wheat  87  65   90    82.7 41.3 85.2
Oats.  -    88    63   88   81.4  47 .2 84.4
Barley - -  88    64   88   82.6 44 .7 84.3
Tame hay .  80    41   82   80.6  53.9  78.5
Clover and
timothy hay  80  40   80   79.7  53.1  77.2
Alfalla hay  82   54   88   84.8  59.1  82.3
Wild hay -.  82   52   83   79.0  37.7  72.4
Pasture - -  80   42   85   81.3 53.2 77 .7
Canning pean  82-  55  91  83.4' 60.7  90.4
Apples ---- 80    54   88   67 .8 48.7  71.3
Cherries .  .  - 63    80   -.-   55.3  64.8
ll)-yelr uisrige Bl324-33.
F'ruit Ainti 'I'ruck Crops Promising
Pruospects for the production of fruit
anil truck clops are much better than
last year.    Wisconsin    crop   reporters
shoW\ aI ciiiiitioii of X8 per cent of nor-
iial for apples, which compares with
.,i per cint a year ago and a 10-year
average of S0 per cent.     The condition
of (herries is reported at 80 per cent
which   compares    with   63 per cent a
year a0go.
Canning peas have excellent pros-
pects and the acreage in the state is

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