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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of June 16, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of June 16, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Iowa Planted Acreage
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Planted 94% 92% 100% 100%
Corn Emerged 89% 81% 100% 99%
Soybeans Planted 77% 60% 100% 96%
Soybeans Emerged 56% 39% 98% 91%

As has been the story for much of this spring, rainfall continued to limit fieldwork across the state last week. From the Iowa report:

Intermittent rainfall throughout the week didn’t permit enough drying, and some farmers resorted to planting in less than ideal conditions. Statewide there was an average of 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork. East Central and South East Iowa had the most days suitable for fieldwork, while North West and North Central Iowa had the least amount of days suitable.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 4% 12% 34% 42% 8%
Soybeans 4% 10% 36% 42% 8%
Pasture & Range 1% 5% 24% 48% 22%
Hay, all 1% 3% 29% 52% 15%
Oats 1% 5% 26% 57% 11%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 0% 0% 14%
Short 0% 0% 40%
Adequate 54% 42% 45%
Surplus 46% 58% 1%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 0% 0% 18%
Short 2% 2% 43%
Adequate 64% 60% 38%
Surplus 34% 38% 1%
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