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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of June 30th, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of June 30, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Iowa Planted Acreage
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Emerged 96% 93% 100% 100%
Soybeans Planted 96% 90% 100% 99%
Soybeans Emerged 89% 75% 100% 97%

Warmer and mainly dry conditions allowed producers to nearly complete planting of both corn and soybeans this past week. Corn growers have virtually completed planting; 99% of the corn crop is in the ground. From the Iowa report:

Statewide there was an average of 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week, only the third week of the year with more than 4 days suitable. The 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Northwest Iowa were the most in the state, and Northeast Iowa had the least amount with 2.9 days suitable.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 3% 11% 29% 44% 13%
Soybeans 3% 9% 32% 45% 11%
Pasture & Range 0% 4% 24% 48% 24%
Hay, all 1% 3% 26% 54% 16%
Oats 1% 6% 26% 55% 126%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 0% 0% 26%
Short 1% 1% 44%
Adequate 66% 59% 30%
Surplus 33% 40% 0%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 0% 0% 23%
Short 2% 1% 48%
Adequate 67% 65% 29%
Surplus 31% 34% 0%
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