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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of July 14, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of July 14, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Iowa Planted Acreage
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Tasseled 5% N/A 83% 42%
Soybeans Bloomed 13% 4% 71% 52%

Dry weather continued this week, and is beginning to become a problem. From the Iowa report:

The only significant precipitation was received in the north central and northeast portions of the state. The dry weather was good for putting up hay and applying herbicides, but crops are beginning to need additional moisture. Statewide there was an average of 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork, the most this crop year.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 4% 9% 30% 45% 12%
Soybeans 3% 9% 30% 46% 12%
Pasture & Range 2% 8% 30% 46% 12%
Hay, all 1% 5% 28% 52% 14%
Oats 0% 5% 29% 54% 12%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 5% 1% 57%
Short 30% 11% 35%
Adequate 61% 76% 9%
Surplus 4% 12% 0%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 1% 0% 47%
Short 15% 4% 41%
Adequate 78% 80% 12%
Surplus 6% 16% 0%
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