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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of May 19, 2013

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
71%% 97%% 92%%

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
Quality Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
3% 10% 33% 45% 9%
Topsoil Moisture State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 0% 1% 7%
Short 3% 4% 37%
Adequate 71% 68% 55%
Surplus 26% 27% 1%
Subsoil Moisture State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 2% 4% 6%
Short 13% 20% 24%
Adequate 72% 63% 67%
Surplus 13% 13% 3%
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