By Paul Schmitt
A second week of hot, dry and sunny conditions around Wisconsin gave crops a needed boost in development. As temperatures rose into the upper 80s and 90s and many areas dealing with record daily highs, area farmers found the unseasonable warm weather a welcome change. Rich Olson of Olson Family Farm in southern Door County says the impact has been great on his corn crop.
Olson says farmers have been dealing with a cool, moist summer and that the recent hot, dry spell has accelerated the maturing of the corn crop in what he classifies as a “good” season overall for farming in the area.