AGRIBUSINESS: Iowa’s Soil Moisture And Yields

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Trendline yields set corn yields at 163 bushels per acre and 44.5 bushels per acre for beans, but the drought persists across most of the state.
State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker says those projections could be a possibility and historically the second year of drought is lighter than the first.
Hillaker says soil moisture is starting off short this Spring, however by May or mid-May there is a good chance most of Iowa will be in pretty good shape for soil moisture.

He added, "despite how dry it was last year and the year before, even though lakes may still be low, people's wells may still be dry, soil moisture still has pretty good prospects of being reasonably decent. Given that, we can still do pretty well."