Area farmers used the sunny, dry weather earlier this week to get crops off the fields that have been too wet for harvesting. Rich Olson of Olson Family Farm in southern Door County, like other Kewaunee and Door County farmers, was able to get the corn silage needed to feed livestock through the winter and beyond.
Olson estimates that about twenty percent of the corn has been harvested to this point in the area. He adds that milk prices are continuing to trend up which is good news for dairy farmers. According to Progressive Dairy, the United States Department of Agriculture predicts milk prices moving closer to $19 next year. The 2019 all-milk price was forecast at $18.35 per hundredweight in September.