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USDA delays state crop harvest reports due to shutdown

A field of corn
A field of corn

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Thanks to the federal government shutdown, we have no idea how Wisconsin's crop harvest is going. 

The USDA normally issues an update every Monday, but those reports have been delayed. 

Reuters projects that about 20 percent of the U.S. corn crop has been harvested, up from 12 percent a week ago. 

The national soybean harvest is estimated at 22 percent, twice what it was the previous week. Both figures are well behind a year, when over two-thirds of the corn was taken out of the fields. 

The Wisconsin harvest was just getting started, according to the report issued a week ago. 

At that time, 3 percent of the state's corn for grain was brought, along with 54 percent of the corn for feed.

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