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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of November 3, 2012

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of November 3, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Grain Storage Availability
Short Adequate Surplus
On-Farm Storage 13% 73% 14%
Off-Farm Storage 5% 77% 18%
Field Work/Crop Progress
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Harvested 75% 55% 98% 71%
Soybeans harvested 95% 87% 99% 91%

For the first time this year, corn harvest progress has finally surpassed the five year average. Last week, soybean progress surpassed the five year average for the first time in 2013. From the Iowa report:

Statewide there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Other activities for the week included fall tillage, manure hauling, and nitrogen application. Some farmers were waiting to harvest high moisture corn or were storing it on-farm to avoid extra drying costs.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Pasture & Range 22% 38% 32% 17% 1%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 14% 21% 28%
Short 29% 32% 41%
Adequate 56% 47% 31%
Surplus 1% 0% 0%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 26% 31% 61%
Short 38% 36% 31%
Adequate 35% 33% 8%
Surplus 1% 0% 0%
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