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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of May 26, 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
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Planted 85% 71% 100% 98%
Corn Emerged 54% 13% 93% 81%
Soybeans Planted 40% 16% 95% 83%
Soybeans Emerged 8% 1% 60% 39%

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
Quality Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
2% 9% 28% 47% 14%
Topsoil Moisture State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 0% 0% 15%
Short 1% 3% 36%
Adequate 45% 71% 47%
Surplus 54% 26% 2%
Subsoil Moisture State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 1% 2% 10%
Short 7% 13% 32%
Adequate 63% 72% 56%
Surplus 29% 13% 2%
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