Drought Continues to Affect Iowa Crops

The ongoing drought continues to impact Iowa crop conditions.

According to this week’s report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 73-percent of corn is in good to excellent condition, down three-percent from the previous week.

71-percent of soybeans are rated good to excellent, a two-percent drop from the week before.

In northwest Iowa, where drought conditions are the worst in the state, 60-percent of topsoil is either short or very short of moisture, compared to 69-percent the prior week.

There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork last week in northwest Iowa, and statewide.



Lorna Schroeder, age 91, of Alta

Lorna Schroeder, age 91, of Alta, Iowa died Friday, April 12, 2024 in Grimes, Iowa. Funeral services will take place Wednesday,

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