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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of October 27, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of October 27, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Harvest Conditions
None Light Moderate Heavy
Corn Lodging 65% 21% 11% 3%
Corn Ear Droppings 75% 16% 8% 1%
Grain Storage Availability
Short Adequate Surplus
On-Farm Storage 12% 74% 14%
Off-Farm Storage 4% 77% 19%
Field Work/Crop Progress
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn Harvested 55% 35% 96% 60%
Soybeans harvested 87% 70% 97% 86%

Much of the state saw significant progress in all areas in the past week, with full six days suitable for fieldwork. From the Iowa report:

Corn and soybean harvest advanced rapidly in Iowa during the week ending October 27, 2013, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. With soybean harvest now slightly ahead of normal, this marked the first time all season soybean progress was ahead of the
5-year average. Statewide there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Other activities for the week included fall tillage, as well as liquid manure and fertilizer applications. Snow fell in the northern part of the state, and a killing frost finally reached southern Iowa.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 5% 13% 33% 40% 9%
Pasture & Range 23% 26% 32% 17% 6%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 21% 20% 28%
Short 32% 34% 38%
Adequate 47% 46% 33%
Surplus 0% 0% 1%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 31% 29% 60%
Short 36% 38% 32%
Adequate 33% 32% 8%
Surplus 0% 1% 0%
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