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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of July 21, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of July 21, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Iowa Planted Acreage
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Tasseled 35% 5% 95% 70%
Corn Silked 18% 1% 87% 54%
Soybeans Bloomed 36% 13% 83% 70%

As dry weather continued this week, the crops are beginning to need rainfall. From the Iowa report:

It was the third week in a row with below average 1precipitation, which has caused soil moisture conditions to decline, and has led to crops needing additional moisture.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 4% 10% 31% 43% 12%
Soybeans 3% 8% 33% 48% 13%
Pasture & Range 3% 11% 35% 41% 10%
Hay, all 1% 7% 30% 50% 12%
Oats 0% 5% 31% 54% 10%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 14% 5% 72%
Short 43% 30% 24%
Adequate 42% 61% 4%
Surplus 1% 4% 0%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 4% 1% 62%
Short 30% 15% 33%
Adequate 63% 78% 5%
Surplus 3% 6% 0%
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