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USDA Crop Progress Report

June 29, 2020 4:24pm

Precipitation limited farmers to 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork last week, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. Northwest Iowa was barely above the state average, which 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork.

There were scattered reports of corn beginning to silk in the state. Corn condition rated 85-percent good to excellent.

30-percent of soybeans are blooming in northwest Iowa, which is well ahead of the state average of 16-percent. 98-percent of soybeans have emerged in the state, which is over two weeks ahead of last year, and five days ahead of the five-year average.

Soybean condition rated 83-percent good to excellent.

Northwest Iowa's topsoil moisture is one-percent very short, eight-percent short, 85-percent adequate, and six-percent surplus.