Extreme heat and dryness threatened to destroy crops in non-irrigated areas throughout Wisconsin including Buffalo County.
The government's Department of Agriculture Monday said over 30% of Wisconsin's corn and soybean crop was in poor to very poor condition. The region saw temperatures soar above 100 last week, breaking records at all five major reporting stations in Wisconsin.
Overnight temperatures stayed high, also breaking records in many counties and cities across the state. Agricultural analysts said crops were doing better in the north where timely rain allowed crops to take advantage of humidity.
Soil moisture conditions in Buffalo, Pepin and Trempealeau counties were rated at nearly 70% short of water.