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|
|Statewide||Last week||Last year||5-year average|
Rain was the major player in this week’s crop progress report. From the Iowa report:
As the week continued, rainfall across much of Iowa brought a halt to field activities. There was a wide range of days suitable for fieldwork across Iowa, with North Central Iowa having less than one day suitable, and South East Iowa having 4 days suitable. Statewide there was an average of 2.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week. Flooding and soil erosion were reported in many areas of the state. Farmers were concerned about standing water after precipitation received during the weekend.
|Pasture & Range|
|Topsoil Moisture||State||Last Week||Last Year|
|Subsoil Moisture||State||Last Week||Last Year|