Dry weather limiting snow cover in Wisconsin


Dry weather limiting snow cover in Wisconsin

Parts of Wisconsin have started 2022 on a dry note.

The USDA says farmers were hoping moisture levels would improve, but typical January weather has left central and southern areas with only light snow cover, leaving little protection for alfalfa and other fall planted crops.

Livestock producers are caring for their herds and keeping water systems functioning, with concerns about hay supplies in parts of the state.

There hasn’t been much fieldwork reported aside from some isolated manure hauling and many producers are looking into input costs and maintaining machinery ahead of spring.

The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition reports resume in April.