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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of July 28, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of July 28, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Field work/Crop progress
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Tasseled 74% 35% 99% 88%
Corn Silked 50% 18% 96% 77%
Corn in/past milk stage 5% N/A 61% 27%
Soybeans Bloomed 63% 36% 92% 83%
Soybeans Setting Pods 14% 2% 54% 33%

A reprieve from hot weather this past week, but even with the three rainfall events across the state, optimism is limited. From the Iowa report:

Although rainfall lessened moisture concerns in some areas, crops were still in need of additional precipitation, especially in western Iowa, which received the least amount of rain.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 4% 11% 32% 41% 12%
Soybeans 3% 8% 35% 41% 12%
Pasture & Range 4% 14% 34% 38% 10%
Hay, all 1% 8% 31% 48% 12%
Oats 0% 5% 31% 53% 11%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 15% 14% 71%
Short 36% 43% 25%
Adequate 47% 42% 4%
Surplus 2% 1% 0%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 8% 4% 67%
Short 32% 30% 29%
Adequate 58% 63% 4%
Surplus 2% 3% 0%
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