Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of May 19, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.
|Iowa Planted Acreage|
|Crop||Corn||Last year||5-year average|
Worth noting from the Iowa report is the progress made in planting in Iowa in a single week: 56% in a single week. Nationally, progress from last week’s planting totaled 43% in a single seven-day stretch. With 41.8 million acres of corn in the ground, national productivity last week measures out to 249,000 acres every hour. From the Iowa report:
By the end of the week, 71% of Iowa’s corn acreage had been planted; an increase of 56% from last week. Even though farmers planted at a near record pace, progress still lags behind last year’s 97% and the five-year average of 92%. Thirteen percent of the corn crop has emerged, well behind last year’s 77% and the normal of 58%. Soybean planting was 16 percent complete, behind last year’s 78% and the five-year average of 59%. 1% of the soybean crop has emerged.
|Pasture & Range|
|Topsoil Moisture||State||Last Week||Last Year|
|Subsoil Moisture||State||Last Week||Last Year|