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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of June 23, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of June 23, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Iowa Planted Acreage
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Planted 96% 94% 100% 100%
Corn Emerged 93% 89% 100% 100%
Soybeans Planted 90% 77% 100% 98%
Soybeans Emerged 75% 56% 100% 94%

At last, precipitation let up and farmers were able to get into fields. Overall the weather stay warm and mostly dry for much of the week. From the Iowa report:

Statewide there was an average of 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork. The week had the most days suitable for fieldwork in over a month, and the second most for the year. South East Iowa had the most suitable conditions for fieldwork and had 5.4 days suitable.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 3% 11% 32% 44% 10%
Soybeans 3% 9% 35% 44% 10%
Pasture & Range 1% 6% 23% 47% 23%
Hay, all 1% 5% 27% 52% 15%
Oats 1% 5% 26% 56% 12%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 0% 0% 14%
Short 1% 0% 40%
Adequate 59% 54% 45%
Surplus 40% 46% 1%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 0% 0% 16%
Short 1% 2% 44%
Adequate 65% 64% 39%
Surplus 34% 34% 1%
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